Garrett was selected to captain the program, which has provided clean water to more than 380,000 people, when its founder two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long retired last year.
“There are over 785 million people worldwide that lack access to safe drinking water, and now what I do on the field can help decrease that number,” Garrett said in a news release on Monday. “My favorite thing on Sundays is to chase down opposing quarterbacks. Every time I record a sack, it will be more than just a stat line; it will change the life of someone who has never had clean water. I hope that all Cleveland will join me and make a pledge so that together we can change the lives of 9,500 people.”
Garrett is encouraging fans and businesses to make a financial pledge for each sack as part of his “Tackle Thirst with Myles” campaign. His goal is to raise $95,000 to bring clean water to 9,500 people as a nod to his jersey number 95.
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