Watt said Brady gave $100,000 and Belichick gave $50,000. 

By Daniel Rapaport
September 20, 2017

Count Tom Brady and Bill Belichick among the athletes who donated to J.J. Watt's Hurricane Harvey relief fund, which raised more than $37 million dollars. 

At a press conference at the Texans' practice facility Wednesday, Watt said Brady donated $100,000 and Belichick gave $50,000 and thanked the two for their "incredibly kind gestures." He also suggested that both intended for the donations to be anonymous. 

"Just goes to show what type of people they are," Watt said. "Despite everything, playing a game against each other, having practice against each other, being in the same [conference] and things like that. For them to step up at a time like that and just help their fellow human is pretty special and I think it speaks volumes to their character.

"I'm very appreciative of that obviously, and I think the way both of them went about it as well, just kind of quietly behind the scenes. I don't think they even meant for it to get out, so good people. Much appreciated for sure."

Watt and the Texans (1-1) play New England (2-0) at Gilette Stadium on Sunday. 

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Watt launched the fundraiser on Aug. 26 after Hurricane Harvey decimated Houston. His initial goal was to raise $200,000, but it was quickly clear that something special was happening and that goal was far too low. When all was said and done, Watt closed the fundraiser after raising an astonishing $37,097,298, which is more than 185 times his initial goal.

Other notable donors to Watt's fundraiser include Tennessee Titans owner Amy Adams Strunk, who donated $1 million, H-Town lover Drake put up $200,000 and new Houston Rocket Chris Paul pledged $50,000. A number of athletes and sports franchises/leagues have donated to the relief efforts through other avenues.

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