The Atlanta Falcons put running back Warrick Dunn in their Ring of Fame in 2017, and the video of him finding out is pure gold.
A staple of the franchise and all-around good guy, Dunn was one of the league’s best running backs during his time with the Dirty Birds. He was well-liked by all and respected by many for his speed and explosive running styles.
On his birthday, Falcons owner Arthur Blank granted him the birthday present of a lifetime back in 2017. The team’s social media staff was able to capture the moment and it was special, and while it was a few years back, the team tweeted it out today. Watching it again on Dunn’s birthday is phenomenal.
Warrick Dunn a winner on and off the field
Dunn spent 12 seasons in the NFL, splitting time between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Falcons from 1997-2008. During his time with Atlanta, he rushed for 5,981 yards and 30 touchdowns.
It might be his off the fieldwork that has inspired many to be like the former NFL runner. His foundation has helped furnish over 169 homes, provided over $800,000 payment assistance, and helped over 450 single parents and children across the country.
Dunn’s relationship with Deshaun Watson has been praised after his foundation helped his family by building them a new home in Georgia.
A winner on and off the field, Dunn’s name becomes lost in the crowd of talented running backs. It’s a great feeling to see the good guys win.