Originally written on Shutdown Corner  |  Last updated 11/4/14

ATLANTA - SEPTEMBER 17: Jermaine Phillips #23 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers chases Warrick Dunn #28 of the Atlanta Falcons during their game on September 17, 2006 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo By Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
It was our pleasure this week to speak to former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons running back Warrick Dunn, one of the better guys you'll ever talk to. The total one-off out of Florida State (think of the next 180-pound back who will gain over 10,000 yards in the NFL) first made tracks in Tampa Bay, before moving to Atlanta in 2002 and eventually becoming a key part of the Falcons' backfield of Dunn, Michael Vick, and T.J. Duckett that led the NFL in rushing every year from 2004 through 2006. Through and after his NFL career, Dunn has been known just as much for his philanthropy as his on-field exploits. He's got a cause very close to his heart that will show up before Sunday night's New York Giants-Dallas Cowboys game at Cowboys Stadium. Dunn, along with country music star Rodney Atkins, will be hosting a care package stuffing event and free concert as part of the Crown Royal Heroes Project—an ongoing commitment to honor, recognize and give back to America's finest — incl...
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