Daily Sports Smile: Houston Texans tight end Pharaoh Brown named Week 18 NFLPA Community MVP

Houston Texans tight end Pharaoh Brown (85) is tackled by Tennessee Titans linebacker David Long Jr. during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Houston.
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Houston Texans tight end Pharaoh Brown was recognized by the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) for his great community work this week. Brown was named Week 18 NFLPA Community MVP after hosting a holiday dinner for homeless youth in need.

Last month, Brown held a special event for residents at the Covenant House Texas. He provided a warm meal and gift cards for each resident. He also made a $4,000 donation to support the local organization.

The Covenant House aims to provide a safe place for those in need. There are programs and special services for the residents. Brown was excited to give back and make a difference in his local community.

“We knew the holidays are especially tough for many in the midst of COVID, and we wanted to provide a meal for those in need,” Brown told the NFLPA after receiving the award.

The NFLPA will make a $10,000 contribution to a charity or foundation of Brown’s choice. Brown will also be eligible for the Alan Page Community Award that recognizes one NFL player for their committed effort to impact their community on and off the field.

Brown is the second Texans player to receive the weekly honor. He joins teammate Justin Reid in being recognized by the NFLPA. Reid was named the Week 1 Community MVP for his efforts in supporting families impacted by Hurricane Ida.

Brown was honored to earn the Community MVP award. He said that helping local youth is a big passion for his family.

“As a father myself, I know how important it is for communities to look after the well-being of our youth,” Brown said. “I’m proud to work alongside wonderful organizations, like Covenant House, that make a real difference within the Houston community.”

This season, Brown has recorded 23 catches for 171 yards. He’s appeared in 14 games (11 starts) with the Texans.