Warrick Dunn is a popular football running back from America who played in the NFL (National Football League) for more than twelve seasons. The football franchise Tampa Bay Buccaneer drafted him in the 1997 NFL Draft. In his entire professional career, he earned three Pro Bowl selections. Here is a quick summary of net worth, career, and earnings of Warrick Dunn in 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
Warrick Dunn was born on January 5, 1975, in New Orleans, Louisiana. He went to the Catholic High in Baton Rouge where he played running back, quarterback and cornerback. When Dunn was in the sophomore year, he helped his school to win the state 4A championship for the first time in its history.
USA Today named him All-America honorable mention as a senior. On January 1993, Dunn’s mother, an off-duty police officer was killed by armed robbers. Three of them were sent to prison, and the remaining two of them were given a death sentence. In 2007, he met one of the convicted men at the Louisiana State Penitentiary.
Dunn is wholly focused on his career and looks like he has no affinity towards getting married or having a wife any sooner. There are no rumors or gossips about him dating any girl at present.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Warrick Dunn started his college football career in the year 1993 at Florida State University. He was named a three-time All-ACC selection. In the same year, he won the national championship with Florida State. He was also an accomplished track and field star.
Dunn started his professional football career in the year 1997 when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers picked him as their 12th overall pick. In his rookie season, he was named the Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year.
For the next four years, Dunn played for the same team and was named the Pro Bowl in the year 2000. Two years later, he was signed by the football team Atlanta Falcons as a free agent. In 2005, Dunn led his team to the rushing yards which resulted in him being included in the NFC’s Pro Bowl team for the third time.
On December 2009, he became a minority owner of the Atlanta Falcons. In 2005, Dunn received the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. He also won the Giant Steps Award in civic leadership from then-President Bill Clinton.
Net Worth & Earnings:
Warrick Dunn has an estimated net worth of more than of more than $13 million. Most of the fortune is the result of his successful career as a professional football player. In 2008, Dunn signed a two-year contract with the Buccaneers for $6 million.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, he urged all the NFL players to donate at least $5000 to the effort. He started the Warrick Dunn Charities (WDC) in the year 2002 to help single parents across the country.
Warrick Dunn is one of the most renowned football players in the world. In 2007, along with Muhammad Ali, Jeff Gordon, Joyner-Kersee, Cal Ripken, Jr., Lance Armstrong, and others founded the charitable organization “Athletes for Hope”.