Warrick De'Mon Dunn (born January 5, 1975) is a former American football running back who played in the National Football League (NFL) for twelve seasons. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 12th overall in the 1997 NFL Draft, after playing college football at Florida State.Dunn was named AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1997 and earned three Pro Bowl selections in his career.
In the late 1990s and 2000s, Warrick Dunn was one of the better running backs in the NFL. Before that, he had a monster college career, during which he first made his name. But Dunn was much more than an athlete. Off the field, he made an impact through multiple initiatives, helping lots of poor and disadvantaged people.
Raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Warrick Dunn was the oldest of six to his single mother, Betty Smothers. Betty worked tirelessly as a police officer until January 7th, 1993, when she was ambushed and killed while escorting a businesswoman to make a night deposit. Warrick was only 18 years old. Thrust into the role of head of the household, Warrick used his mother’s life insurance to purchase a home for his younger siblings.
Warrick De'Mon Dunn Position: RB 5-9 , 180lb (175cm, 81kg) Born: January 5 in Baton Rouge, LA (Age: 48-026d) More bio, uniform, draft, salary info 3x Pro Bowl 1997 AP Off. RoY 1997 PFWA Off. RoY 1997 SN RoY 2004 Walter Payton Man of the Year 2007 NFLPA Alan Page Community Award 28 28 28 SUMMARY Career G 181 AV 124 Rush 2669 Yds 10967 Y/A 4.1 TD 49
Warrick Dunn's Greatest Legacy Goes Far Beyond Football Before he became a star running back in the NFL, Warrick Dunn bounced from home to home with his mom and five younger siblings until his...
Warrick Dunn was born on January 5, 1975, in New Orleans, Louisiana. He went to the Catholic High in Baton Rouge where he played running back, quarterback and cornerback. When Dunn was in the sophomore year, he helped his school to win the state 4A championship for the first time in its history.
Warrick Dunn signed with the FSU as one of the top recruits in the country. He joined a talented Seminoles squad that featured dynamic quarterback Charlie Ward, as well as future first-round picks Derrick Brooks and Devin Bush. Dunn spent his freshman year in a reserve role before truly breaking out as a sophomore.
In 1997 Warrick Dunn signed a multimillion-dollar contract to play professional football with the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His coach at the time, Tony Dungy, encouraged the rookie to find a...
Warrick Dunn’s Greatest Legacy Goes Far Beyond Football. “Before he became a star running back in the NFL, Warrick Dunn bounced from home to home with his mom and five younger siblings until his family suffered a terrible tragedy. Over the past 23 years he has taken it upon himself to provide others the stability he had wanted.”.
Updated: Jan. 27, 2023 at 4:00 PM PST WARRICK DUNN FINALIST: Jackson House - Dunham QB Updated: Jan. 26, 2023 at 4:00 PM PST The next finalist showcased the finalist for the Warrick Dunn Award,...