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Warrick Dunn earns MBA

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One of the most respected NFL players during his career continues to provide new reasons to respect him.

Retired running back Warrick Dunn, who played for the Buccaneers, Falcons, and once again for the Buccaneers, has earned an MBA degree from Emory University.

“You are never too old or too rich or never experienced enough to continue learning,” Dunn said, via FOX 5 in Atlanta.

Dunn completed the degree in 21 months.

“No matter where you come from, if you set your mind, if set your goals if you work hard and dedicate and sacrifice you can accomplish things and this is a huge accomplishment,” Dunn said.

Dunn likewise continues to raise funds to provide single parents with housing.  On Tuesday, Dunn gave Kimberly Kindel and her three children their first home.

His assistance of single parents was inspired by the death of his mother, Betty Smothers, a police officer killed in the line of duty when Dunn, the oldest of six children, was 18.

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39 Responses to “Warrick Dunn earns MBA”
  1. Mr. Wright 212 says: May 15, 2013 11:03 PM

    My man. Been supportive of him since his first trot onto the field at the Doak in ’93, when I was in 9th grade, and 20 years later, still supporting him. Glad to hear it, and glad to know how many people he’s helped with his homes for families project.

  2. artymarine says: May 15, 2013 11:05 PM

    Cclass act

  3. canetic says: May 15, 2013 11:05 PM

    Nice job Mr. Dunn. One of the best role models at all levels of football.

  4. shaggytoodle says: May 15, 2013 11:06 PM

    It’s easy for people to forget the good guys, when you have people like McClain and Titus Young getting busted constantly.

  5. leeeroooyjeeenkiiins says: May 15, 2013 11:07 PM

    Well done Warrick. He’ll always be one of my favorite Bucs, and this is one of the reasons why. Great and smart man off the field, not just on it.

  6. mcjon22 says: May 15, 2013 11:16 PM

    There’s great guys like this, and then there are idiots like Rolondo McClain.

    The world def. needs more men like Warrick Dunn

  7. rayguyreturns says: May 15, 2013 11:21 PM

    The ultimate professional. It’s nice to read a story like this for a change. Well done.

  8. emptybackfield says: May 15, 2013 11:25 PM

    A gentleman and a scholar.

  9. thestrategyexpert says: May 15, 2013 11:25 PM

    Wow good for him.

  10. cometkazie says: May 15, 2013 11:33 PM

    He helped his sisters, all younger, too. They were track stand-outs at Southern Lab and excellent runners.

    You are a champ, Warrick! Congratulations on your degree.

  11. wholelottaawesome says: May 15, 2013 11:34 PM

    Maybe one of the classiest guys if his generation. Warrick you are a shining example that people can overcome their circumstances.

  12. trevor123698 says: May 15, 2013 11:40 PM

    MBA’s of the 1990’s did nothing but lead this country to the path to the 3rd world

  13. murraysons says: May 15, 2013 11:43 PM

    Need more guys like Warrick in the league

  14. dg0122 says: May 15, 2013 11:48 PM

    what a great guy…too bad some of the knuckleheads that make too many headlines dont try to emulate him

  15. manilarizzo says: May 16, 2013 12:10 AM

    So refreshing to hear about players doing something great with their lives versus ruining them. Good on you, Warrick.

    Now sign him to speak at rookie symposiums.

  16. iceburgskin202 says: May 16, 2013 12:15 AM

    Always followed him from his days at FSU to and thru the NFL. A true class act!!!

  17. kja22 says: May 16, 2013 12:23 AM

    Always overrated on the field. I guess he started shaping up after he retired. Good for him.

  18. imthewiz77 says: May 16, 2013 12:26 AM

    Titus Young getting arrested gets a million comments, this gets one from my man above. Somethings wrong here

  19. MyTeamsAllStink says: May 16, 2013 12:40 AM

    This man needs to speak to NFL NBA NHL and MLB rookies every year.The definition of someone who gets it.

  20. lakermetskins says: May 16, 2013 12:48 AM

    A true American Winner in the Game of Life.

  21. mobuccsfan says: May 16, 2013 12:51 AM

    One of my all time favorite players–followed his entire career from FSU to now. What an awesome individual and someone who inspired me to get involved–though I don’t have his resources, money etc–to help those around me the best I can, whenever I can. He is a big reason why we started our own Christmas “Season of Giving” to help single moms and dads each year for the past three years.

    His story is a great story–him, Brooks, Barber, Alstott and Lynch were why I loved the Buccaneers so much then and continue to be a fan now. Those guys do so much for others and were pretty solid on the field as well. Hats off to Warrick for his accomplishment. Congratulations!

  22. followme2boston says: May 16, 2013 1:16 AM

    So classy.

  23. icardfan says: May 16, 2013 1:18 AM

    Put him on the Bucs Mount Rushmore

  24. kuranda84 says: May 16, 2013 1:18 AM

    Huzzah!

  25. sportsareboring says: May 16, 2013 2:07 AM

    you, the one that down voted, you are a worm.

  26. ruthlssjag says: May 16, 2013 2:08 AM

    This is “Legendary Talk” right here!!!

    Warrick Dunn has “ALWAYS” been a class act, I wish there were more player’s like him. 28 should always be brought up to the rookies during their Rookie Symposium Program.
    Even as a hardcore Jags fan, I’ve had enough with the Blackmon’s & the Jimmy Smith’s of the world..
    Just my $0.02

  27. tuberippin says: May 16, 2013 3:01 AM

    What a great guy.

  28. greenbaypeckers says: May 16, 2013 4:58 AM

    Class act indeed. Fully believe that if pro sports required all players to have a degree of some sort before leaving school, you might not have the best players, but you’d have better men. Of course that hurt profit so it will never happen. Perhaps the NFL and the owners could set up some type of off-field incentive that would financially reward players who continue with their degree and finish, much like the on field statistical incentives that motive players. Seems like there is plenty of time to find trouble, how about knocking off a course or two every off season.

  29. floratiotime says: May 16, 2013 5:17 AM

    What a first class human being. I wish there were more stories like his.

  30. anhdazman says: May 16, 2013 5:20 AM

    Warrick Dunn has become more of a role model and inspiration after football.
    Incredible man and even a better individual.
    My best friend mom used to have a Dunn Jersey way back then. She loved how he was such a great person. She saw something special about him even in his Florida State days.
    Thank you Warrick Dunn for being such a big influence in so many people’s lives.

  31. elliottcovert says: May 16, 2013 6:50 AM

    Warrick Dunn is a true class act.

  32. bunkslurpscrabmustard says: May 16, 2013 7:29 AM

    $20 they waived his GMAT score if he even had to take it.

  33. blanchonegro says: May 16, 2013 7:48 AM

    I would love to see Dunn in the HoF for being the biggest class act in NFL history + his career stats pretty amazing for a guy his size. He is what the HoF is for! If your wondering no I didnt follow his teams Im a Bills fan!

  34. twilson962 says: May 16, 2013 8:56 AM

    Class act

  35. cometkazie says: May 16, 2013 9:07 AM

    Warrick was 18 when his mother was killed. He has several younger sisters, four I think. He was an outstanding football and track and field athlete at Catholic High Baton Rouge.

    He and his family had great community support and he looked after his sisters, who were good athletes on their own, helping Southern Lab win a number of state championships.

    He has always given back to the communities.

    I met him at a track meet after he graduated and he told me, “Nice to meet you, sir.”

    Class act.

  36. oimakkamio says: May 16, 2013 9:10 AM

    Dear NFL players please take notes of one Mr. Dunn. This is how you should act and carry yourself. Congrats to him. My only question is there not a spot in the NFL for him to work with players like Titus Young? C’Mon Roger make it happen

  37. nytroutdog says: May 16, 2013 9:22 AM

    Exceptional.

  38. whysomanylosers says: May 16, 2013 9:35 AM

    Extraordinary.

  39. TD Hawk says: May 16, 2013 5:28 PM

    I see a lot of positive adjectives written here to describe this fine young man. Let’s not forget SMART, reputable Emory doesn’t just hand out MBAs.

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