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Former FSU star Warrick Dunn surprises single mother with new home

Throughout Warrick Dunn’s 12-year NFL career, the former Florida State Seminole has put up some impressive numbers: 10,967 rushing yards, 64 total touchdowns. But, perhaps no statistic is more important than the number 143, which is the amount of homes that the former running back has bout for single mothers through the Warrick Dunn Charities program. On Tuesday, Dunn surprised...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Draft: Devalued running backs

A look at how the first round of the last 20 NFL drafts shaped up for running backs: Year: Number of first round picks (First running back drafted, team, pick number) 2014: 0 (Bishop Sankey, Tennessee, 54) 2013: 0 (Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati, 37) 2012: 3 (Trent Richardson, Cleveland, 3) 2011: 1 (Mark Ingram, New Orleans, 28) 2010: 3 (CJ Spiller, Buffalo, 9) 2009: 3 (Knowshon Moreno...
Via AP on Fox
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Ameer Abdullah might be the running back the NFL needs

Nebraska fans already hold the star running back in very high regard, but could Ameer Abdullah be exactly what the doctor ordered for the NFL? You will often hear about players being "high-character guys" during the draft process but with Abdullah, it is not just a draft buzzword. He was a two-time Academic All-Big Ten student-athlete, two-time winner of the Nebraska HERO award for...
Via Fox Sports
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Draft Series: Running Backs- Errict Rhett

Take your hands in front of you, shoulder length apart, with outside of your hands facing in to each other and your palms facing directly out to your right and left. This was the pose you saw frequently on Sundays by Errict Rhett and his University of Florida fans! Because for a franchise starved for star players of any kind, Rhett became an offensive charm. His average was pedestrian...
Via Buc Stop
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Scout Report: Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska

Name: Ameer Abdullah Age: 21 Position: RB College: Nebraska Height: 5’8 ¾ Weight: 205 Grade: 2nd Round Comparison: Tiki Barber, Warrick Dunn Athletic Ability Ameer Abdullah is an athletic, explosive running back. He has good top-end speed which allows him to outrun defenders to the corner. Once he gets to the second level, he hits The post Scout... -- Click the title above to...
Via Blue Star Times
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Draft Series: Running Backs- Warrick Dunn

The running back was fleet of foot as expected, speed into and through lanes like he has for years, Dunn, not Sanders, was top back on this day early 1997. making opposing tacklers miss him, just as advertised. It was Detroit, and 1997, and you know who to expect to run like that on the carpet at the Pontiac Silverdome; but it wasn’t Barry Sanders, instead it was Warrick Dunn...
Via Buc Stop
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Share Your Seminole Story: When and How Did You Become a FSU Fan?

In this week’s edition of “Share Your Seminole Story”, we asked our readers and social media followers when and how they first became Florida State fans. From the Staff No one in my family had ever been to college, so I wasn’t raised in a family with ties to any particular university, but my dad was for whatever reason, a Florida State fan. I watched my first game in 1992...
Via Noled Out
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Raymond James Stadium: A House of Horrors

The Green Bay Packers are coming off one of their worst performances of the 2014 campaign. They struggled offensively, mustering a measly 13 points against the Buffalo Bills. The loss puts the Packers at 10-4 and in second place in the NFC North behind the Detroit Lions. The Packers are now 0-6 all-time at Ralph Wilson Stadium. This week the Packers travel to Tampa Bay to take on...
Via Pro Football Spot
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Did the NFL Really Need a New Conduct Policy?

The NFL unveiled its new conduct policy that was approved unanimously by the owners yesterday and it left me asking one question. Why do we need this? Why does the league need to put forth something that states blatantly obvious things people should be doing and not doing? Why don’t people in and around football have the common sense to not do these things in the first place? The...
Via cover32 - Cardinals
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL to recognize sportsmanship

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL has created a sportsmanship award to be voted on by league players. Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the award Tuesday, with each team nominating one of its players during the season. A panel of former players will select eight finalists from the 32 nominees. Hall of Fame running back Curtis Martin will be on the panel, along with Warrick Dunn, Karl Mecklenburg...
Via AP on Fox
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida State’s Top 5 Moments vs. Florida

A rivalry will be renewed on Saturday as Florida State hosts arch-rival Florida in the final game of the regular season. Florida comes in this year with nothing to lose while Florida State’s dreams of a second straight national championship are alive and well. Over the years, the Seminoles have some great memories against their rivals from Gainesville. Here’s a look at the top...
Via Noled Out
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO VAULT & CONNECTIONS- What Bucs and Vikings Have and Had in common!

Its amazing sometimes when you look back at an NFL Team and realize how many stars were on that team. Especially with College football, try watching any 90′s Miami vs Florida State game, and you can pick out the NFL stars on both sidelines! Well before we get into the 2014 CONNECTIONS between the Bucs and Vikings, here is the connection from old 90s Vikings team. Notice at the...
Via Buc Stop
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida State: New Stars Help Keep Running Game Going

When I was a student at Florida State, I had the privilege of not only watching Warrick Dunn run through and over opposing defenses, but also knowing him as man and human being. There aren’t many people I would people in the class of “hero worship,” but Dunn’s feats on the field and off as a college player and then in the NFL are the stuff of legend and something I talk about...
Via Football Nation
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Do Nice Job of Adding Defensive Depth Late In the Draft

Getty Images On day three of the NFL draft the Atlanta Falcons continued focusing their attention on defense and used all but one of their remaining picks on defensive players.  Here is a brief look at all of the Falcons day three picks. With the No. 103 pick the Falcons selected Florida State running back Devonta Freeman.  This was their lone offensive selection on the third...
Via TopSportsReport
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins, Ja'Wuan James say they make a perfect match

DAVIE, Fla. -- Ja'Wuan James never felt an attachment to an NFL team as a kid. "Growing up, I liked Michael Vick, Warrick Dunn being from the Atlanta area, but didn't really like the Falcons," James said. "I've always been a player guy instead of a team guy. I didn't want to follow the crowd in Atlanta." That changed on James' first visit to Miami. "The interaction I had with this...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida State 34, Auburn 31: Takeaways & observations

PASADENA, Calif. -- Florida State players were more happy that they won the national title, but three of them also celebrated 1,000-yard seasons Monday night. Running back Devonta Freeman had 73 rushing yards to give him 1,016 in his junior season. He is Florida State's first 1,000-yard rusher since Warrick Dunn in 1996. Freeman is just the eighth 1,000-yard rusher in school history...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: FSU cheerleaders, Bobby Bowden and Warrick Dunn at BCS title game

FSU cheerleaders were joined by Bobby Bowden and Warrick Dunn to pump up fans prior to the BCS title game on Monday night.
Via Gamedayr
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

FSU uses 3 tailbacks to put up big gains on ground

Although Florida State does not have a back with the numbers put up by Auburn's Tre Mason, a trio of Seminoles combined for nearly 2,200 yards and 32 touchdowns while complementing Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston this season. Mason finished seventh nationally with 1,621 yards, averaging 5.7 yards per carry for the second-ranked Tigers (12-1), who play No. 1 Florida State on...
Via AP on Fox
December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Discover Fan Loyalty Poll Shows 50% Are Rooting for an Auburn Title

The latest edition of the Discover Fan Loyalty Poll is out. A third of college football fans would rather have a national title than to give out presents. I'm going to assume that a lot of those were Auburn and Florida State fans. This isn't a bad strategy. If your team wins the title, next Christmas (or whatever holiday is appropriate) you could give out championship rings. Boom...
Via Bearcats Blog
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

This Just In..winning ugly still preferred to losing pretty

In a world where we look for perfection in every corner, the Bucs cant win: Except on the field! Bucs fans will have to wait another week to win pretty, because Tampa Bay won the game just a few second into the game with Bobby Rainey's 80 yard TD run that was the longest run of any kind in Bucs history! Warrick Dunn, Ricky Bell, Mike Alstott, Earnest Graham, Michael Pittman,...
Via Buc Stop
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss
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