Richard Sherman, the 49ers cornerback player, paid off all $7,500 of the outstanding lunch debt at Cabrillo Middle School this week.
Cabrillo Principal Stan Garber had been working as a docent at the nearby 49ers museum when Sherman pulled him aside and handed him the check.
Garber later told ABC News that the donation will benefit more than 60 young students with unpaid lunch balances. "It's the most generous thing to happen for these kids," he told reporters. "It was the perfect way to give back and help them. It was the kindest, most generous gesture."