WARRICK DUNN TO RECEIVE MUSIAL AWARD FOR EXTRAORDINARY CHARACTER, JOINING ALBERT PUJOLS AS HEADLINING HONOREES IN ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF SPORTSMANSHIP
ST. LOUIS – Nov. 1, 2022 – As a rookie running back with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1997, Warrick Dunn took Coach Tony Dungy’s challenge to not just be a football player, but an active, entrenched member of the community to heart. Months later, Dunn started “Homes for the Holidays”, which to date has furnished more than 200 houses and provided approximately $1 million in down payment assistance for single-parent families in 27 different communities. That impact emboldened Dunn to expand his charitable endeavors. Through several programs under the Warrick Dunn Charities umbrella, struggling families are given a “hand-up” and empowered to break the cycle of generational poverty. All the while, Dunn became one of the most steady, effective running backs in NFL history, finishing in the top 20 all-time in rushing and all-purpose yards over a 12-year career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons.