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Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray is back home in the Dallas area and he, like many in Texas, was affected by the winter storm that passed through and left many without power and safe water to drink recently.
However, he has stepped up in a huge way to help people survive.
Murray has donated 60,000 meals to the North Texas Food Bank.
“It means the world being able to give back,” Murray said, according to AZCentral Sports’ Katherine Fitzgerald. “It’s really bigger than anything that I could do. Obviously, sports is my thing, football is my thing, but I think I have a bigger purpose.”
He dealt with the effects of the storm, noting he went without power intermittently and didn’t have hot water.
“They didn’t have power, they didn’t have water at all. So for me, it was being blessed and having the ability to give back — it was a no brainer for me. … I was just trying to give back and make sure people were safe.”
This isn’t the first time he has stepped up and made a difference financially.
Because he was named the “Hungriest Player of the Year” by Snickers, he donated the chain, worth more than $60,000 to benefit heroes on the frontlines in Arizona, including nurses and other essential workers.
Last year in April, after the pandemic hit and schools were shut down, he donated $25,000 for children’s meals in schools.
The franchise quarterback is doing what a leader should do. He impacts the field and uses what he has been given to improve life for those around him.