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Former Bucs’ running back Warrick Dunn gives away another home

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Once again, Warrick Dunn has scored. Dunn, the former Bucs’ running back who has devoted much of his life to charity, presented his 155th home Thursday morning to Keyona Thompson, the mother of six children – three of them with medical or mental disabilities. The home, in St. Petersburg, is a six-bedroom, two bath with wheelchair accommodations is the latest from a non-profit charity from Dunn. The home is furnished by Aaron’s. “I can’t find the words to describe how I…

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The road for Deshaun Watson started with help from Warrick Dunn

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Think of it as Warrick Dunn helping with a few more memories. Dunn has given away homes to single parents for years as part of the legacy of his mother, an off-duty policewoman who was slain while escorting a businesswoman to the bank to make a deposit when Dunn was only 11 years old. In all, Dunn has given away 152 homes. Turns out, one of those who benefitted from Dunn’s generosity was Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, who grew up…

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FSU’s Dalvin Cook still should emulate ex-Nole Warrick Dunn

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A little advice for Dalvin Cook. When it comes to Warrick Dunn, perhaps he should keep chasing. Cook surpassed Dunn’s school record at Florida State for rushing Saturday – shattered the record, he did – in a victory over Syracuse. It was even more impressive that it took him less than three seasons to break the marks that Dunn set in four. Cook now has 4,166 yards to Dunn’s 3,959 yards. (Cook has carried the ball 38 more times than…

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Former Bucs’ running back Warrick Dunn pleads for peace in Baton Rouge

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Few people have the perspective of former Tampa Bay Bucs‘ running back Warrick Dunn when it comes to violence of Baton Rouge. Dunn’s life was shaped with violence in that city. His mother, Betty Smothers, was a police officer who was killed in the line of duty. He grew up raising his younger siblings. Years later, he visited prison to speak to the man who killed his mother. “My heart breaks for the families and law enforcement officers in Baton…

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The running backs: Warrick Dunn carried Florida State to successful seasons

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The history of the program is written on fleet feet. Yes, they know FSU for its quarterbacks, like most of the state schools. The three Heisman Trophies won have all been by quarterbacks. Along the way, however, running backs have helped to carry success for FSU. Often, those backs are small and quick, like Warrick Dunn and Travis Minor and Amp Lee. But there have been bigger backs, too, along the way. Here we go, then, with the top 10…

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Florida State’s Dalvin Cook thinks he should win Heisman

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Yes, FSU running back Dalvin Cook thinks he should win the Heisman Trophy. Any questions. Cook was talking after the team’s victory over North Carolina State about breaking the all-time Seminoles rushing record, previously held by Warrick Dunn when the questions came. “Do you think you are one of the Heisman contenders?” “Yep,” Cook said. “Do you think you should go to New York?” “Yep.” Do you think you should win it? “Yep.” Asked to expand on his thoughts, Cook…

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FSU’s Warrick Dunn joins ACC, SEC legends of the game

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The Heisman Trophies all went to quarterbacks. But it was running backs who led the way when the ACC and SEC annnounced their 2015 Legends Classes. FSU running back Warrick Dunn was honored. So were Florida’s Fred Taylor and Miami’s Clinton Portis. Dunn is FSU’s career rushing leader with 3,959 yards and leader with 49 touchdowns. He is the only FSU back with more than one 1,000 yard season. Taylor gained 1,292 yards as a senior and scored 13 touchdowns.…

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