Falcons Grady Jarrett reacts as the Chargers sudden death field goal clears for a 33-30 victory over the Falcons in an NFL football game on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, in Atlanta.
Photo: Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com
Photo: Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

Jarrett donates $50,000 to two local charities 

Falcons defensive tackle Grady Jarrett, who collected $50,000 for being named the team’s Walter Payton man of the year nominee, donated his funds to two local charities on Tuesday.

He gave $25,000 to local D.J. Greg Street’s “We Need 2 Read program” and $25,000 to Ysportz, a group that puts together celebrity sports camps.

"I support so much of what you do and the grind you put in on the daily to make impacts in kids' lives, and I respect it so much," Jarrett said to Street during a live broadcast. "It aligns with our goals. And also, on another hand, you were one of my very first big supporters, and I really appreciate the love you showed me and my camp early on. This is God's way of putting us back together."


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