Most of you know this story. But for those who do not, Buick has asked that we tell it again.
In January of 1993, during his final semester of his senior year of high school, Warrick Dunn's mother was murdered. A police officer in Baton Rouge, Betty Smothers was ambushed by three armed robbers while escorting a grocer to make a late-night drop at a bank.
Just a few months shy of starting college, the 17-year old Dunn was left to care for all of his younger siblings. While he was setting records at Florida State on the field (most rushing yards in a career: 3,959; rushing yards in a season: 1418; three-straight 1,000 yard seasons; All-ACC; All-American; and National Champion), Dunn's personal struggle was never far from his mind.
The 5'9" Dunn was drafted 12th overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He made three Pro Bowls and won multiple "man of the year" awards. And with his NFL means, Dunn took action, establishing what makes him the perfect candidate for the Buick Human Highlight Reel -- he established the Homes For The Holidays Foundation and the Warrick Dunn Foundation, building homes for single mothers. Home ownership was a dream his mother never realized.
A great 'Nole both on and off the field, and having overcome a terrible personal tragedy in his career, Warrick Dunn is our pick for the Buick Human Highlight Reel.
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