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Florida State football, recruiting news: Warrick Dunn named Walter Camp Man of the Year recipient

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Alumni:

  • Former FSU RB and all-pro NFL star Warrick Dunn was named the 2016 recipient of the Walter Camp Man of the year award. He becomes the second straight recipient from Florida State as the 2015 winner was former WR Fred Biletnikoff.
  • Here is more of the official release:

The Walter Camp “Man of the Year” award honors an individual who has been closely associated with the game of football as a player, coach or close attendant to the game. He must have attained a measure of success and been a leader in his chosen profession. He must have contributed to the public service for the benefit of his community, country and his fellow man. He must have an impeccable reputation for integrity and must be dedicated to our American Heritage and the philosophy of Walter Camp.

In 1997, he established Homes for the Holidays, which rewards single-parent families for reaching first-time homeownership. In 2002, he started the Warrick Dunn Charities, which strives to improve lives through innovative ways. In 2007, Dunn was a founding member of Athletes for Hope, which is designed to help professional athletes develop their passion for philanthropy.

In 2004, he was named the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year, and received the Giant Steps Award in civic leadership by former President Bill Clinton. In addition he, was the 2010 Heisman Humanitarian Award recipient and was recognized with the Jefferson Humanitarian Award for Public Service. In 2008, Dunn told his extraordinary story in the book, Running for My Life. He currently resides in Atlanta.

Dunn, along with the 127th annual Walter Camp All-America team and other award winners, will be honored at the organization’s 50th national awards banquet on Saturday, January 14, 2017, at the Yale University Commons in New Haven.

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