JJ Watt is returning to his hometown community after a tragedy on Sunday.
The Arizona Cardinals Defense Force will cover funeral expenses for six people who died when a man drove his car into a crowd at Christmas Parade in Waukesha, Wis. Watt was born in Waukesha and also played college football at the University of Wisconsin.
Darrell Brooks Jr., 39, was behind the wheel of an SUV speeding through a parade route in Waukesha on Sunday. He was charged with five counts of willful first-degree murder on Tuesday, according to the Waukesha County District Attorney’s Office, and prosecutors will consider the sixth count after a boy died later at an area hospital.
Along with the six dead, 62 were wounded.
Watt gave back to his community before. The former Houston Texans star raised $41.6 million for Hurricane Harvey relief in 2018, making it the largest crowdfunding in history.
Derek Watt, JJ’s brother, also helped set up the community fund through the United Way and the Waukesha County Community Foundation.
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