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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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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 8 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 11 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 13 months ago 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 13 months ago by Brett Rhoades
Great book to learn more about Warrick Dunn. Being a football player is just a small part of this big man.Published on February 1, 2010 by Nancy J. Mulcahy
I enjoyed this book and learned quite a bit about a guy I always admired. When you watch football games you don't know all this kind of detail about a player. Read morePublished on May 11, 2009 by T. Coyle