Warrick Dunn is a renowned sports personality from America. He has played in the National Football League for twelve seasons. Apart from being a player with a remarkably successful career in the football league, he has also had stakes in a professional team in a league. If you want to know more about the net worth of Warrick Dunn in 2018, keep reading this article.
Warrick Dunn Early Life
Warrick Dunn was born in the year, 1975 on the 5th of January in New Orleans, Louisiana. Warrick and his siblings was raised singlehandedly by their mother, Betty Smothers, who was a police officer. She was ambushed and killed while trying to protect a business woman who was making a night time deposit to the bank in 1993 when Warrick Dunn was just 18 years old. At such an early age, he had to assume the role of the head of the family. This is one of the reasons behind the large philanthropic pursuits Warrick Dunn par took. He established two major charity organisations, Homes for the Holidays and Warrick Dunn Charities. Their target beneficiaries are mostly single parents and dependants. These organisations help with the down payments and even furnishings for the housings of these people. In the year 2007, he had even been a significant part of an initiative known as the “Athletes for Hope”, along with great American athletes and sportsmen, like Muhammad Ali, Lance Amstrong, Jeff Gordon, Tommy Hawk etc. He received his education from Catholic High at Baton Rouge, Louisiana. During his senior years at the school, he led his team to the state 4A championship and because of his remarkable performance USA Today selected him for an All America Honourable mention.
Warrick Dunn Career, Awards & Achievement
Warrick Dunn’s professional career began in 1997 with the “Tampa Bay Buccaneers”. He was selected in the first round of the NFL Draft and went on to have a very productive season. His performance got him selected in the NFL Pro Bowl team and he also got nominated as the ‘Offensive Rookie of the Year’ by the Associated Press. After his time with “Tampa Bay Buccaneers”, he decided to join the “Atlanta Falcons”. Even being the part of this team, he did not disappoint and had a great season. In that season, he had 9 total touch downs to his credit.
It was on the 3rd March, 2008 that the “Atlanta Falcons” released Warrick at his own request. On the 10th of March that year he was again signed by the “Tampa Bay Buccaneers”. This season however, did not go well for Warrick Dunn. In fact, in the next season, he was dropped from the team. It is then that Warrick Dunn decided to retire from the National Football League albeit not without his own share of amazing records. In 2009, Warrick Dunn became a minority stake holder of his former team, “Atlantic Falcons” whose ownership group was led by Arthur Blank.
Awards and Achievements
Warrick Dunn’s achievements in his primary occupation, include his selection into the Pro Bowl team in 3 different years. He was awarded the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year. All this came along with his amazing career and various records that he registered over the course of his career. For his philanthropic works too, he has received certain awards, like the Giant Steps Award in Civic Leadership, Jefferson Award for Outstanding Athlete in Service and Philanthropy and the Bart Star award.
Net Worth of Warrick Dunn
Warrick Dunn’s present estimated net worth is a considerable $14.5 million. He has earned all this and more with his incredible Football skills and sheer hard work.
In 2008, Warrick Dunn published his book, “Running for My Life”, which delineated his personal struggles including the tragedy that took away his mother. The book was aimed at inspiring the readers by delving into Warrick’s rise to success in spite of the tragic incidents of his life.