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Encyclopedia > Warrick Dunn
Warrick Dunn
Atlanta FalconsNo. 28
Running back
Date of Birth: January 5, 1975 (1975-01-05) (age 32)
Place of Birth: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Weight: 180 lb (82 kg)
National Football League Debut
1997 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Career Highlights and Awards
Career History
College: Florida State
NFL Draft: 1997 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12
 Teams:
Stats at NFL.com

Warrick De'Mon Dunn (born January 5, 1975 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is an American football player who currently plays running back for the Atlanta Falcons of the NFL. City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, and White Head Coach Bobby Petrino Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West (1970... In team sports, the squad number, shirt number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the number worn on a players uniform. ... P.J. Daniels was a star running back for Georgia Tech from 2002-2005. ... is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Canadian restaurant, see Baton Rouge (restaurant). ... The 1997 NFL season was the 78th regular season of the National Football League. ... City Tampa, Florida Other nicknames The Bucs, Pewter Pirates Team colors Buccaneer Red, Black, Pewter, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer General manager Bruce Allen Mascot Captain Fear League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1976) AFC West (1976) National Football Conference (1977... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... Since 1967 The Associated Press has given two annual Rookie of the Year Awards to NFL American football players: one for an offensive player and one for a defensive player. ... The Walter Payton Man of the Year award is given annually by the National Football League honoring a players volunteer and charity work, as well as his excellence on the field. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... Florida State University (commonly referred to as Florida State or FSU)[7] is a public research university located in Tallahassee. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns, through seven rounds[2], selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1997 National Football League Draft was notable for its offensive tackles. ... City Tampa, Florida Other nicknames The Bucs, Pewter Pirates Team colors Buccaneer Red, Black, Pewter, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer General manager Bruce Allen Mascot Captain Fear League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1976) AFC West (1976) National Football Conference (1977... City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, and White Head Coach Bobby Petrino Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West (1970... is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Canadian restaurant, see Baton Rouge (restaurant). ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... P.J. Daniels was a star running back for Georgia Tech from 2002-2005. ... City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, and White Head Coach Bobby Petrino Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West (1970... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ...

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Early life

At Catholic High in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Dunn played quarterback, cornerback, and running back. During his junior year he helped lead Catholic High to the state 4A championship game for the first time in its history. He was an All-America honorable mention selection by USA Today as a senior. Catholic High School is an all-male Catholic college-preparatory school in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, run by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... P.J. Daniels was a star running back for Georgia Tech from 2002-2005. ... USA Today is a national American daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company. ...


College career

Dunn enjoyed a successful college career at the Florida State University, graduating in 1997 with a bachelor's degree in information studies. He holds several Florida State rushing records including the marks for most career rushing yards (3,959) and most rushing yards in a season (1,242) set in 1995. Dunn is the only Seminole to rush for over 1,000 yards in three consecutive seasons. He was a three time All-ACC selection. Florida State University (commonly referred to as Florida State or FSU)[7] is a public research university located in Tallahassee. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... A bachelors degree is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three, four, or in some cases and countries, five or six years. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is one of the oldest collegiate athletic leagues in the United States. ...


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. Dunn's number 28 was last worn by current Dolphins running back Lorenzo Booker, and is now worn by freshman cornerback Dionte Allen. Frederick S. Biletnikoff (born February 23, 1943 in Erie, Pennsylvania) is a retired American football player. ... Ron Jingle Joints Sellers (born February 5, 1947 in Jacksonville, Florida) was a NFL player who played for the Boston/New England Patriots and Dallas Cowboys as a wide receiver. ... Ron Simmons[2] (born May 15, 1958) is an American semi-retired professional wrestler and retired American football player. ... Charlie Ward (born October 12, 1970 in Thomasville, Georgia) is an American football, basketball, and baseball player. ... Deion Luwynn Sanders aka Neon Deion aka Primetime, born August 9, 1967 in Fort Myers, Florida, is a former National Football League cornerback, Major League Baseball outfielder, and is currently an NFL Network commentator. ... Christopher Jon Weinke (born July 31, 1972 in St. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Lorenzo Booker (#28) in action in 2004 as a Florida State Seminole against the Miami Hurricanes Lorenzo Booker (born June 14, 1984 in Ventura, California) is a tailback with the Florida State University NCAA football team. ...


Professional career

Dunn was selected in the first round of the 1997 NFL Draft with the 12th overall pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In his rookie season Dunn made an immediate impact for the Buccaneers squad. As the year finished he was selected to the NFC Pro Bowl team and was named the Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year. Dunn spent the first five years of his career in Tampa Bay where he was named to the Pro Bowl twice (1997,2000) before signing with the Atlanta Falcons in the 2002 off-season. 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. Currently in the 2007 season, with Falcons starting quarterback Byron Leftwich out with a high ankle sprain, Dunn will serve as the third string emergency quarterback behind Joey Harrington and Chris Redman, a position he played in high school. As of November 22, 2007 Dunn is one of only 3 running backs 5'9" and under to rush for 10,000 yards. The 1997 National Football League Draft was notable for its offensive tackles. ... City Tampa, Florida Other nicknames The Bucs, Pewter Pirates Team colors Buccaneer Red, Black, Pewter, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer General manager Bruce Allen Mascot Captain Fear League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1976) AFC West (1976) National Football Conference (1977... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, and White Head Coach Bobby Petrino Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West (1970... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... TJ Duckett is an American football player who plays for the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL. His position is running back, and he has spent his whole career so far with Atlanta. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Byron Antron Leftwich (born January 14, 1980 in Washington, D.C.) is an American football quarterback who currently plays for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League. ... John Joseph Joey Harrington Jr (born October 21, 1978 in Portland, Oregon) is an American football quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons. ... Chris James Redman (born July 7, 1977 in Louisville, Kentucky) is an American professional football player for the Atlanta Falcons. ... is the 326th day of the year (327th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Charity work

Dunn established the Warrick Dunn Foundation and the Homes for the Holidays program, which helps struggling single mothers purchase homes. The program buys homes through a down payment provided by Dunn, who also worked with area sponsors to furnish and outfit the homes. The program, as of 2004, has assisted roughly 45 single mothers and 120 children in Atlanta, Baton Rouge, and Tampa, Florida. Dunn's goal is help these mothers realize the dream that his mother was not able to give to him and his siblings, to own their own home. Dunn's achievements have been recognized over the years. He received a Giant Steps Award in civic leadership from former President Bill Clinton for his program. In 2005, Dunn was presented with the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award; named after the Chicago Bears running back who died in 1999, the award is the only NFL award that recognizes a player for his community service as well as for his excellence on the field. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Dunn challenged all NFL players, except for those who play for the New Orleans Saints, to donate at least $5,000 to the effort. Since forming his foundation, Dunn has received over $5,000,000 in contributions. This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... Capitol Building Baton Rouge is the capital of Louisiana, a state of the United States of America. ... Tampas skyline For alternate meanings, see Tampa (disambiguation) Tampa is a city located in Hillsborough County on the west coast of Florida. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Walter Payton Man of the Year award is given annually by the National Football League honoring a players volunteer and charity work, as well as his excellence on the field. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football... This article is about the year. ... This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 2005. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson and Rita Benson LeBlanc General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo the dog League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National...


Other business ventures

Dunn created a music production company in Atlanta, where he has signed several acts. His only major rule is that the music is not allowed to glorify violence. He is also the owner of two sporting goods stores, one in Tallahassee, the other in Atlanta. This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... Tallahassee is the capital of Florida, a state of the United States of America. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ...


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Preceded by
Will Shields
Walter Payton Man of the Year Award
2004
Succeeded by
Peyton Manning
Preceded by
Eddie George
AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year
1997
Succeeded by
Randy Moss

 
 

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