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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
Follow him on twitter: @DonYaeger
Not worth reading, which is unfortunate considering the heroic performance and the sad story. Written in almost juvenile language. Tedious and difficult to read.Published 7 months ago by Fabrizio
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 13 months 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 on July 26, 2013 by Reginald Vance
Warrick Dunn's story is well-known on a national scale. However, this provides the complete back story. Read morePublished on May 30, 2013 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 on April 22, 2013 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 on March 31, 2013 by John P. Burke