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.

39 responses to “Warrick Dunn earns MBA

  1. 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. 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.

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

    The world def. needs more men like Warrick Dunn

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

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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.

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

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

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

  11. 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!

  12. 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

  13. 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.

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

  15. 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.

  16. 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!

  17. 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.

  18. 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

  19. 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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