Heading into his first career game as Texan, Tyrann Mathieu has already made a big impact off the field.
After donating 250 backpacks filled with supplies to the kids at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Houston, Mathieu was named the Week 0 NFLPA Community MVP.
"It's a blessing," Mathieu said. "I'm extremely grateful to be voted. We try to do a lot of different things in the community, always trying to reach out, always trying to help. So, it's definitely a good feeling."
Along with providing resources ahead of their first day of school, the All-Pro defensive back took time to speak with the students about the importance of education while taking questions about adoption, motivation, training and mentorship. Mathieu also donated 250 backpacks to students in his hometown of New Orleans.
"Yeah, he's a great guy," head coach Bill O'Brien said. "He's been a big addition to our team. We had six guys elected captain: J.J. Watt, Deshaun Watson, Johnathan Joseph, Tyrann Mathieu, Brian Peters and DeAndre Hopkins. Those guys were elected captains. For Tyrann, to just get here in April and be elected captain says all you need to know about that guy."
Mathieu, along with the other 2018 Community MVPs, will become eligible for this year's Alan Page Community Award, which is the highest honor that the NFLPA can bestow upon a player.
Houston Texan Tyrann Mathieu and Academy Sports + Outdoors invited kids from Humble, TX that were affected by Hurricane Harvey to a 'Back to School' shopping spree.