Those who know him say he’s one of their “favorite people,” a man who works harder off the field for other people than he did on the field as a professional athlete. Former NFL superstar running back for the Buccaneers and Falcons, Warrick Dunn, recently gave away his 145th home, something he has been doing for years now to needy families through his nonprofit charity, Warrick Dunn Charities. Dunn, a #2 BEAR, lost his mother, Betty Mothers, when she was shot and killed during a robbery attempt years ago. She never owned a home, and Dunn says he now channels his energy and passion by giving away homes to single parents like his mom who are trying to provide better for their families. “These women can’t be my mother … In a sense, I live through them. My dreams come through them,” said Dunn.
The dominant Animate Warrick was a talented running back who played in the National Football League for twelve seasons and earned three Pro Bowl selections in his career. In 2007, he also founded Athletes for Hope along with such notable names as Andre Agassi (#5 FEIR), Muhammad Ali (#1 FEAR), Lance Armstrong (#13 FCIR), Jackie Joyner-Kersee (#2 BEAR), Mario Lemieux (#6 BEIR), Alonzo Mourning (#6 BEIR) and Cal Ripken, Jr. (#6 BEIR), a charitable organization that helps professional athletes, sports industry professionals and fans get involved in charitable causes.
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