Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson donates $10,000 toward home for paralyzed player

Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson donate $10,000 to the construction of a home for a paralyzed football player.

Ravens tight end and former Georgia star Benjamin Watson is helping to build a "Dawg House."

Watson has donated $10,000 to the construction of a home for Devon Gales, who suffered a spinal cord fracture against Georgia in 2015 while playing for the Southern football team. The resulting surgery left him paralyzed from the waist down.

Georgia, where Watson played from 2001 to 2003, is hoping to raise $500,000 for an accessible home for Gales through its "Build a Dawg House" fundraiser.

When the campaign began, Watson called on former Bulldogs standouts such as A.J. Green and Thomas Davis to help out. Then he put his money where his mouth is.

"I had the opportunity to meet Devon at a Georgia game in 2015 and was impressed by his determination courage and resilience,” Watson told The Telegraph of Macon, Ga. "He and his family have experienced unique challenges and I hope our donations, words and prayers will encourage them as much as they have inspired us. I'm glad they a part of the Georgia family."

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