Laremy Tunsil to donate more than $250,000 to coronavirus relief

Published 5:52 pm Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Former Ole Miss tackle Laremy Tunsil is doing his part to help those adversely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

In a video posted to Twitter on Monday evening, Tunsil committed to donate up to $250,000 to help those who are struggling during these tough times.

“First and foremost, I hope everybody is staying safe, practicing your social distance and washing hands,” Tunsil said in the video. “I want to help in critical times like this. So, if you have any necessities such as your light bill, your water bill, your car note, rent, etc., what I’m going to have you guys do is take a picture of that and send it to this email: My team will go through the emails and help in any way that we can. A huge thank you to the workers out there that are putting their life on the line daily for us. Thank you. Peace, love, prosperity and Go Texans!”

A bulk of the pledged money will go to the Florida Gateway Food Bank in his home town of Lake City, Fla. and the Star of Hope Mission in Houston, where Tunsil currently plays for the NFL’s Houston Texans. In addition to helping fund the two charities, Tunsil additionally pledged to help out those whose sources of income were cut dry because of the pandemic.

After being drafted in the first round out of Ole Miss in 2016, Tunsil spent the first three years of his NFL career with the Miami Dolphins before being traded to the Houston Texans this past offseason. Tunsil then made his first Pro Bowl in 2019, playing left tackle for the Texans.

Despite being in ongoing contract negotiations with his NFL franchise, the Houston Texans, Tunsil is not waiting until his contract is completed to help out those in need during these tough times.