At Live2Lead: Irving 2017, famed sports journalist and author (with Dallas roots) Don Yeager will be interviewing former NFL running back Warrick Dunn.
A professional football player for 12 years and a three-time Pro Bowl selection, Warrick Dunn is known for his success both on and off the field.
But he’s got a personal story that says much more than his tremendous success on the field:
When Warrick Dunn was 18 years old, his mother, Betty Smothers, a Baton Rouge police officer, was murdered in the line of duty. Betty was a single mother of six who worked hard to care for her children and strived for the American dream of home ownership. Unfortunately, she died without realizing that dream.
Through his charity, Homes for the Holidays, Dunn honors his mother. The program has helped more than 150 single parents and 400 dependents nationwide with achieving first-time home ownership. In 2002, Dunn founded Warrick Dunn Charities to improve lives through innovative programming inspired by his journey.
In this 2010 interview, Warrick Dunn tells The Today Show’s Tiki Barber about his journey from a point of anger and devastation to helping others. Learn more about Warrick Dunn Charities.