Once in need of help himself, Deshaun Watson knows the power of paying it forward.
When Deshaun Watson was 11 years old, an NFL star came to his rescue. Now in the NFL himself, Watson's been paying it forward ever since.
In November 2006, Watson, his mother, and three siblings moved into a home built by Habitat for Humanity and furnished by NFL running back Warrick Dunn in Gainesville, Georgia. The act of charity, which helped his family get back on their feet after years living in public housing, shaped the man he grew up to be.
During his time as a star quarterback at Clemson University, Watson helped build houses for Habitat for Humanity, singing the organization's praises all the way. As someone who had benefitted from charity, he knew just how big a difference it could make in the life of someone else.