The Andy & Jordan Dalton Foundation received a significant boost in donations from an unlikely group of fans.
Fans in Buffalo showed their appreciation to Andy Dalton by donating to the charitable foundation.
The gesture comes on the heels of the Cincinnati Bengals quarterback tossing a 49-yard touchdown pass on Sunday that eliminated the Baltimore Ravens from postseason contention and sent the Bills into the playoffs for the first time since 1999.
"I think I'm the hottest guy in Buffalo right now," Dalton said, a day after his three-touchdown performance led the Bengals to a 31-27 win. "According to my Twitter, I think everybody's loving us right now. Obviously that's a crazy fan base, and they're all pretty excited."
Dalton noted that many of the donations were for $17, which represents the 17 seasons between playoff berths for the Bills.
"We're appreciative of that. Obviously they're helping out a good cause. It's been pretty fun to see the reaction we've gotten," Dalton said.
The Daltons' foundation "provides support, resources, opportunities and life-changing experiences to seriously ill and physically challenged children and their families."
"Buffalo fans are a class act," the foundation said a statement. "Thank you for showing your appreciation to Andy Dalton by supporting the families we serve. All of your donations will go to our outreach programs. We can do more with your help."