Warrick Dunn

Football Player

Warrick Dunn was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States on January 5th, 1975 and is the Football Player. At the age of 49, Warrick Dunn biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 5, 1975
United States
Place of Birth
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
49 years old
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$11 Million
American Football Player
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Warrick Dunn Life

Warrick De'Mon Dunn (born January 5, 1975) is a former American football running back who competed in the National Football League (NFL) for a decade.

After playing college football at Florida State, he was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 12th overall in the 1997 NFL Draft.

In 1997, Dunn was named AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, and he made three Pro Bowl selections in his career.

Dunn had a minority interest in the Falcons' ownership group led by Arthur Blank after his playing career.

Early years

Dunn played quarterback, cornerback, and running back at Catholic High in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. For the first time in Catholic High's history, he led the school to the state 4A championship game in his sophomore year. USA Today selected him as a senior in an All-America honorable mention selection.

Betty Smothers, a Baton Rogue Police Officer, was killed while on duty at Dunn's eighteenth birthday. Dunn became the head of his family and raised his siblings. He later met with Kevan Brumfield, one of his mother's murderers, and asked for his pardon.

Personal life

In 1997, Dunn founded the Homes for the Holidays (HFTH) scheme, which was followed by Warrick Dunn Charities (WDC) in 2002 as a way to expand programs and services. The HFTH program honors single-parent families for achieving their first-time homeownership. HFTH recipient families are selected through a joint venture with Habitat for Humanity and WDC, providing complete home furnishings and down-payment assistance. HFTH has helped over 150 single parents and over 300 dependents in Atlanta, Baton Rouge, Tampa, and Tallahassee as of July 2012. Children can thrive academically, socioeconomically, and economically by providing families with a safe home environment, according to WDC. One of those homes happened to be gifted to the future NFL player Deshaun Watson in 2006. Watson continued to play quarterback for Clemson and win the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship.

Dunn's achievements have been recognized over the years. Former President Bill Clinton lauded his efforts for his service, giving him a Giant Steps Award in civic leadership. Dunn was honoured with the Walter Payton Man of the Year award in 2005. This award is the only NFL honor that honors a player for his community service as well as his leadership on the track. Dunn asked all NFL players, except for those who play for the New Orleans Saints, to contribute at least $5,000 to the cause in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Over $5 million was raised for the project.

Dunn, Muhammad Ali, Lance Armstrong, Jeffrey Gordon, Mia Hamm, Bruce Hawk, Andrea Jaeger, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Alonzo Mourning, and Cal Ripken Jr. founded Athletes for Hope, a non-profit group that supports professional athletes, sports industry professionals, and supporters interested in charitable causes in 2007. Dunn was given the 2009 Bart Starr Award for his outstanding service both on and off the track. In 2011, he was given the Jefferson Award for Outstanding Athlete in Service and Philanthropy.

Running For My Life, Dunn's 2008 autobiography, ISBN 978-0-143264-4, discusses his mother's death and his battles with depression throughout his life.


Warrick Dunn Career

College career

Dunn played college football at Florida State University, where he rushed for over 1,000 yards in 3 straight seasons. He graduated in 1997 with a bachelor's degree in information studies. He was a three-time All-ACC selection.

Dunn's jersey, along with those of other Seminoles players such as Fred Biletnikoff, Ron Sellers, Ron Simmons, Charlie Ward, Deion Sanders, and Chris Weinke, has been retired by the university. His number (28) may still be worn by Seminole players, but his jersey will be displayed in the Moore Athletic Center at FSU. He also won a national championship in 1993 with Florida State.

Warrick Dunn was also an accomplished track and field star, named as an Associated Press All-American as a member of Florida State's men's 4x100m relay team. Dunn competed on the Seminoles' track & field team as a sprinter during all four years he was enrolled at Florida State. His personal best in the 100 meters is 10.3 seconds.

Professional career

Dunn was selected in the first round of the 1997 NFL Draft with the 12th overall pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Dunn had a highly successful rookie season, was selected to the NFC Pro Bowl team, and named the Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year. Dunn spent the next four years of his career in Tampa Bay, and was again named to the Pro Bowl in 2000. In game 13 of that season, he had a career-best 210 yards rushing against the Dallas Cowboys (then, 2nd most in franchise history).

A free agent in the 2002 offseason, Dunn signed with the Atlanta Falcons. Once again, he made a positive impact on his team with 9 total TDs and in that year, he led the league with a 5.4 yards per carry average. Dunn scored the most rushing touchdowns in his career, 9, in the 2004 season despite splitting carries with T.J. Duckett and also led the team in rushing with 1,106 yards. Having led his team in rushing yards again in 2005, Dunn was named the NFC's Pro Bowl team, marking his third selection to the team. For his career, Dunn has only missed 10 games and has a total of 2,256 carries for 9,461 yards 43 touchdowns and a 4.2 average. Dunn finished his first 10 seasons with over 1,000 combined rushing and receiving yards. During the 2007 season, with Falcons starting quarterback Byron Leftwich out with a high ankle sprain, Dunn served as the third string emergency quarterback behind Joey Harrington and Chris Redman, a position he played in high school.

On March 3, 2008, the Falcons released Dunn per his request. This came a day after the Falcons signed former San Diego Chargers backup running back Michael Turner. On December 17, 2009, he became a minority owner of the Atlanta Falcons.

On March 10, 2008, Dunn returned to the Buccaneers after signing a two-year, $6 million contract. In week 6 against the Carolina Panthers, Dunn had his first 100-yard game since re-joining the Buccaneers. Dunn was released by the Buccaneers on February 25, 2009. He retired from the NFL 14th all-time in all-purpose yards with 15,306 (20th As of 2020)[1] and 19th in rushing yards with 10,967 (23rd As of 2020).[2]

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As of 2017's NFL off-season, Warrick Dunn held at least 11 Falcons franchise records, including:

He also held at least 5 Buccaneers franchise records, including:


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