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Warrick Dunn was only eighteen when his mother, a Baton Rouge police officer, was shot and killed. Yet somehow he managed to enroll at Florida State University and help his team to a national championship during his freshman year—while also caring for his five brothers and sisters. Despite his modest size, Dunn went on to a storied NFL career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Atlanta Falcons, becoming one of only twenty-three running backs in NFL history to exceed the 10,000-yard career rushing mark. Off the field, he created the Warrick Dunn Foundation and its Homes for the Holidays program, helping single parents achieve first-time home ownership. But in his drive to help others, the one person Dunn neglected was himself, as the pain of his mother's loss led to a spiraling depression that went untreated for years.
Running for My Life details Dunn's struggle to confront his past and face the grief that consumed him for far too long. Thought-provoking and uplifting, it is the story of an exceptional athlete's secret torment and inspiring courage.
Warrick Dunn is a former first-round draft pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and his professional accomplishments include five 1,000-yard rushing seasons, three Pro Bowl selections, and the longest touchdown run in Atlanta Falcons history. Dunn also became the Falcons' fifth all-time rushing leader.
DON YAEGER’s career spans more than two decades. As an author, his books have sold more than 2 million copies and have appeared on The New York Times bestseller list seven times. Yaeger has been engaged as a media trainer to countless high-profile athletes, business leaders and elected officials.
Visit him online at donyaeger.com
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This was a light and interesting read. If you are a big Warrick Dunn or FSU fan you will like it a lot. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Big Steve
I definitely would recommend anyone to read this book as it was very inspirational to me! Warrick Dunn is royalty! Thanks for sharing your story with the world!Published 17 months ago by Reginald Vance
Warrick Dunn's story is well-known on a national scale. However, this provides the complete back story. Read morePublished 18 months ago by JT
Very cheap for this incredible story. Warrick Dunn and Charlie Ward are why I fell in love with Florida State University. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Ethan S. Guymon
I was raised in Warrick Dunn's hometown of Baton Rouge, so everything that he describes about his childhood are things I can directly relate to. Read morePublished 20 months ago by John P. Burke
This book is a tear-jerker and very well written. Warrick Dunn has not had an easy life, but he is a great man and really gives back to the community. Read morePublished 24 months ago by EC
I bought this book used in Tampa. I am a huge Buccaneer fan and a bigger fan of Warrick Dunn. I learned a lot of his life, especially the tragedy involving his mother and what he... Read morePublished on November 23, 2012 by Katie Leone
Warrick Dunn is admirable man who endured much adversity. I look up to him and admire him as not only a football player, but as a person in general. Read morePublished on November 9, 2012 by Brett Rhoades