Buffalo Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes is donating $50,000 in order to assist those suffering the effects of Hurricane Harvey. Hughes is from Sugar Land, Texas, a suburb of Houston.
"Fellow Houstonians and Bills Mafia: What is happening in my home city of #Houston is completely devastating and heart-wrenching. Watching this crisis from so far away makes me feel helpless, so I want to do whatever I can to help the victims impacted by this tragedy. I will be donating $25,000 to Mayor Sylvester Turner's Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Additionally, I will give $5,000 for each sack I record. I hope and pray my teammates, friends, and fans will join me in making a donation as well. Any amount matters in this time of need! All donations can be made to www.ghcf.org/hurricane-relief/. Thank you all for your support! #Houstonstrong #HurricaneHarvey #BillsMafia"
Hughes has recorded at least five sacks in each of his seasons with the Bills, so the gift should top $50,000. If he returns to his dominating pass rusher status we saw the last time he was in a 4-3 defense, it could be as much as $75,000 or more.