Whitney Mercilus might be out for the season with a torn triceps, but the outside linebacker continues to be a positive asset for the community. The Texans standout was honored by the NFLPA for his recent fundraising work through his Dine With Merci event.
Mercilus was a runner-up in the NFLPA’s Community MVP honor for raising almost $100,000 for disabled children and autism awareness.
Whitney Mercilus @Merci380 of the @HoustonTexans raised nearly $100,000 for children with disabilities as well as awareness for autism through his Dine @WithMerci event at his restaurant @OneFifthHouston #CommunityMVP pic.twitter.com/j7n5QVhh4m— NFLPA (@NFLPA) November 6, 2017
Mercilus has long been one of the most beloved Texans players, and this is a great example of why. He continues to represent the team in a positive light even if he cannot contribute on the field for the rest of the year.
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