THIS IS EPISODE 593 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
Warrick Dunn played 12 years in the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons. He was selected in the first round of the 1997 NFL Draft by Tampa after a stellar college career at Florida State.
In college with the Seminoles, Dunn won a national championship in 1993 and was a three-time All-ACC selection after rushing for more than 1,000 yards three straight years. Dunn’s No. 28 jersey was retired by Florida State.
In the NFL , he rushed for 10,967 yards and 49 touchdowns. He was named the 1997 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and the 2004 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year. In 2017, he was inducted into the Atlanta Falcons Ring of Honor.
In 1997, Dunn established the “Homes For the Holidays” program through Warrick Dunn Charities, and since its inception it has furnished 185 homes, provided more than $875,000 in down-payment assistance, and served more than 250 families.
Today on the podcast, we talk to Dunn about playing for Christian coaches Tony Dungy and Bobby Bowden, how Coach Bowden helped Dunn cope with the death of his mother, Dunn’s battle with mental illness, and how his faith helps fuel him to give back and establish his “Homes For the Holidays” program.
— Warrick Dunn (@WarrickDunn) December 3, 2020