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Warrick Dunn
Warrick Dunn
Former NFL Running Back, Partner of the Atlanta Falcons

March 2, 2018

Lessons Learned On and Off the Playing Field

  11:00 AM
  Session 4

Warrick Dunn is a former NFL running back and a three-time Pro Bowl selection, known for his success both on and off the field. Dunn’s football career began at Florida State University and in 1997, was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He played for the Bucs for five years before signing with the Atlanta Falcons in 2002. Six seasons later, in 2008, he returned to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for his final season. After a 12-year career, Dunn retired and in 2009 was approved by the NFL owners to become a limited partner of the Atlanta Falcons.

Through Homes for the Holidays, Dunn honors his mother, Better Smothers. Betty was a Baton Rouge police officer who, as a single-mother of six, strived for the American dream of home ownership. While working, she was killed and was never able to realize that dream. The program has assisted over 152 single parents and 409 dependents nationwide with achieving first-time home ownership. In 2002, Dunn founded Warrick Dunn Charities to improve lives through innovative programming inspired by his journey. In 2010, Dunn graduated with his EMBA from Emory University and also was selected to join the first class of NFL Legends.