Running for My Life: My Journey in the Game of Football and Beyond Paperback – Import 8 Sep 2009

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Product Description From the Back Cover Warrick Dunn was only eighteen when his mother a Baton Rouge police officer was shot and killed. Yet somehow he managed to enroll at Florida State University and help his team to a national championship during his freshman year—while also caring for his five brothers and sisters. Despite his modest size Dunn went on to a storied NFL career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Atlanta Falcons becoming one of only twenty-three running backs in NFL history to exceed the 10000-yard career rushing mark. Off the field he created the Warrick Dunn Foundation and its Homes for the Holidays program helping single parents achieve first-time home ownership. But in his drive to help others the one person Dunn neglected was himself as the pain of his mother's loss led to a spiraling depression that went untreated for years. Running for My Life details Dunn's struggle to confront his past and face the grief that consumed him for far too long. Thought-provoking and uplifting it is the story of an exceptional athlete's secret torment and inspiring courage. About the Author Warrick Dunn is a former first-round draft pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and his professional accomplishments include five 1000-yard rushing seasons three Pro Bowl selections and the longest touchdown run in Atlanta Falcons history. Dunn also became the Falcons' fifth all-time rushing leader. Don Yaeger is an eight-time New York Times best-selling author longtime associate editor at Sports Illustrated and award-winning inspirational speaker. He lives in Tallahassee Florida with his wife son and daughter.

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