Running for My Life: My Journey in the Game of Football and Beyond

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  • Hardcover
  • 288 pages
  • Running for My Life: My Journey in the Game of Football and Beyond
  • Warrick Dunn
  • English
  • 10 January 2017
  • 0061432644

About the Author: Warrick Dunn

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Running for My Life: My Journey in the Game of Football and BeyondPro Bowl Star Running Back For The Tampa Bay Buccaneers And The Atlanta Falcons, Warrick Dunn Tells His Extraordinary Story In Running For My Life, A Poignant And Inspirational True Tale Of Tragedy, Success, Depression, Denial, And Ultimately, Hope One Of The Most Gifted Players In The NFL, Dunn Talks About His Remarkable Career And Accomplishments While Sharing The Pain Of His Lifelong Battle With Depression, A Result Of Losing His Mother A Police Officer Killed While Off Duty When Dunn Was 18 Thought Provoking And Uplifting, Running For My Life Is The Story Of An Exceptional Athlete S Secret Torment And Inspiring Courage.

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10 thoughts on “Running for My Life: My Journey in the Game of Football and Beyond

  1. Adrianminondoyahoo.com says:

    Warrick is truly one of the good guys in the National Football League It s pretty well known what he does for families through his Warrick Dunn Foundation and amazing Homes for the Holidays program In case you don t know, about 12 years ago Warrick started this program where he makes the down payment on a home selected by a single parent associated with an approved, non profit, affordable homeownership program He provides furniture for every room, kitchen appliances and dishes, washers, drye Warrick is truly one of the good guys in the National Football League It s pretty well known what he does for families through his Warrick Dunn Foundation and amazing Homes for the Holidays program In case you don t know, about 12 years ago Warrick started this program where he makes the down payment on a home selected by a single parent associated with an approved, non profit, affordable homeownership program He provides furniture for every room, kitchen appliances and dishes, washers, dryers and refrigerators, lawn garden equipment, linens, a fully stocked kitchen, cleaning supplies and home decor items The whole nine yards To date, Warrick has assisted 78 single parents and 205 dependents in Tampa, Atlanta and Baton Rouge He s really an amazing and caring person He s helped change a lot of people s lives for the better.Anyway, in this revealing autobiography, which was written along with New York Times author Don Yaeger, Warrick tells his incredibly moving story of courage and determination in the face of the devastating loss of his mother, Betty Smothers Warrick and his five brothers and sisters all idolized their mother, who was a Baton Rouge police officer As the oldest, Warrick was the closest to her, and thus the man of the house On January 7, 1993, while Warrick s mom worked a second job as a supermarket security guard, she was ambushed, shot, and killed while making a bank deposit At the time, Warrick was a high school senior, just a few weeks away from choosing among his college football scholarship offers As you can imagine, the loss of his mom devastated him In fact, that isn t even a powerful enough word He was only eighteen when his circumstances changed and he had to look after his five siblings, but he somehow managed to enroll at Florida State and, in only his freshman year, help their team quarterback, Heisman Trophy winner and roommate Charlie Ward, win the National Championship for the 1993 94 season This was just the beginning of a successful career as a student athlete, which resulted in his selection to the FSU Hall of Fame Despite his small stature by NFL standards, Warrick s athleticism, incomparable drive, and personality convinced Tampa Bay Bucs coach Tony Dungy to select him in the first round of the 1997 NFL Draft with the 12th overall pick He proved coach Dungy right During his career with the Bucs and, subsequently, the Atlanta Falcons, Warrick amassed five 1,000 yard rushing seasons, was selected to the NFL Pro Bowl three times, and became one of only twenty three running backs to exceed the 10,000 yard career rushing mark This season, he returned to the Bucs and continues his NFL success story.I was surprised to learn that despite how much Warrick has helped others throughout his lifetime thus far, there was one person he neglected to help himself He spent all of his emotional energy on his siblings and their pain, and never focused on his own pain His only solace was the football field, where he truly was running for his life It wasn t until a Falcons teammate suggested psychological counseling that Warrick began to battle the demons that still haunt him from his mother s death

  2. Briton Allen says:

    Briton Allen Mrs WrayEnglish 101st December 2016Book review Strolling through the library looking for a new book I found a very interesting book and it caught my eye just because it was about football, and when I see about football I usually stop and see what it s about just because it s my favorite sport, also it had a very odd and different title Running for Life In my opinion I think this was the best book I ve read so far I enjoyed the story all around I just felt like I could connect with Briton Allen Mrs WrayEnglish 101st December 2016Book review Strolling through the library looking for a new book I found a very interesting book and it caught my eye just because it was about football, and when I see about football I usually stop and see what it s about just because it s my favorite sport, also it had a very odd and different title Running for Life In my opinion I think this was the best book I ve read so far I enjoyed the story all around I just felt like I could connect with the writer, especially as a football player Warrick Dunn, he made it to the highest level capable as a football player, and that s one of my dreams Also he grew up with a single parent, after reading this book it excelled my expectations and I really loved it I would honestly read this book over again That s the question I faced following my junior season at Florida State Should I return for my senior year at FSU or depart early for the National Football League and it s millions of dollars Dunn 108 In the book how did you have enough strength and integrity to not attack the person that shot your mother to death How we re able to keep calm and control your attitude when sitting face to face with him In conclusion I would recommend this book too all my peers and all readers it s a very good story and what makes it better is that it s a true story so it makes everything much better

  3. Jalen Townsend says:

    Running For My Life My Journey in the Game of Football and Beyond by Warrick Dunn and Don Yaeger was a fantastic book to read for me I expected this book to be about some old football player but theI read theI could relate some of his sport struggles to mine I liked this book because me being an athlete especially a football player I was able to relate to a lot of the adversity and situations Warrick Dunn had to face through life and on the football field This book for me helped Running For My Life My Journey in the Game of Football and Beyond by Warrick Dunn and Don Yaeger was a fantastic book to read for me I expected this book to be about some old football player but theI read theI could relate some of his sport struggles to mine I liked this book because me being an athlete especially a football player I was able to relate to a lot of the adversity and situations Warrick Dunn had to face through life and on the football field This book for me helped me understand the struggles for people who weren t as lucky as me to have everything handed to them like I do A question I had after reading this book was did Warrick Dunn problems growing up poor and without a father figure help him in the process of playing sports and did not having a father give him motivation in that sport Running For My Life My Journey in the Game of Football and Beyond by Warrick Dunn and Don Yaeger talks an NFL running back named Warrick Dunn who tells about his inspirational story of courage and determination in the face of devastating loss, it s a story that makes his many achievements on the football field muchspectacular.This book had a great inspirational story about determination and heart I recommend this to people who play any sport because anyone can relate to this book like I did I give this book a 4.5 out of 5

  4. Nick Honor says:

    I truly enjoyed reading Running For My Life by Warrick Dunn and Don Yeger This book goes through his life and his path to success After experiencing something horrific, Warrick learns how to grow up fast and provide for his family at a very young age This is a great example of starting from the bottom and rising to the top I was in the courtroom both days and I really wasn t sure what I wanted death or life for Brumfield This quote explains a tough time Dunn had to go through, it helped s I truly enjoyed reading Running For My Life by Warrick Dunn and Don Yeger This book goes through his life and his path to success After experiencing something horrific, Warrick learns how to grow up fast and provide for his family at a very young age This is a great example of starting from the bottom and rising to the top I was in the courtroom both days and I really wasn t sure what I wanted death or life for Brumfield This quote explains a tough time Dunn had to go through, it helped shaped him into the person that he is today and something he will never forget, he decided to just live his life and leave everything in gods hands Reality is living off the decisions you make day in and day out to provide for your family Although he was young, Warrick had to do these things so his family could live Being the oldest sibling he had to literally watch over each and everyone of his sibling make sure they were situated with whatever they had going on, something like a mother would do I recommend this book to anyone who wants to hear an inspirational story that will change your view on things When the only option is to succeed, of course it adds pressure but it makes the story that much better in the end, all of the hard work and sacrifices pay off and you can say that you made it This book will not disappoint

  5. Elijah Lucas says:

    Running for my life is a touching story about star running back Warrick dunn It s a book that talks about his life and the bad adversity he went through He grew up in the ghetto in Louisiana and went through of harsh time In this book you will see to how emotional Warrick Dunn gets Warrick grew up poor so he use that to his advantage He worked really hard and got an scholarship to go to FSU Then later played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers When i was young I always looked up to Warrick Dunn Running for my life is a touching story about star running back Warrick dunn It s a book that talks about his life and the bad adversity he went through He grew up in the ghetto in Louisiana and went through of harsh time In this book you will see to how emotional Warrick Dunn gets Warrick grew up poor so he use that to his advantage He worked really hard and got an scholarship to go to FSU Then later played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers When i was young I always looked up to Warrick Dunn.When reading this book it made me want to work hard And also gives me confidence My Journey in the Game of Football and beyond This is an quote from the book really give the reader a blueprint on what this book is all about It also teaches the reader life lessons outside of sports.Warrick Dunn value and beliefs are what make him a good person I recommend jalen townshend this book because its might inspire him I also recommend this book for someone that like to hear good stories

  6. MaryHelen says:

    As a Louisianian, I was aware of Warrick Dunn s football greatness from the time he played high school football in Baton Rouge to his retirement from the pro ranks He never failed to show up and do the absolute best he could do, with a work ethic and attitude that were phenomenal When his mother was killed, newspapers were full of the tragedy Its effect on her children was heartbreaking Despite all the challenges, Warrick Dunn continued to live up to his amazing potential, give his all, and As a Louisianian, I was aware of Warrick Dunn s football greatness from the time he played high school football in Baton Rouge to his retirement from the pro ranks He never failed to show up and do the absolute best he could do, with a work ethic and attitude that were phenomenal When his mother was killed, newspapers were full of the tragedy Its effect on her children was heartbreaking Despite all the challenges, Warrick Dunn continued to live up to his amazing potential, give his all, and show grace under fire His work with Homes for the Holidays has been well publicized in Louisiana, and he is greatly admired for his philanthropy He is also greatly admired for his dedication to his family and to his very successful career I enjoyed reading about his life but found the book only a so so read

  7. Justin Haffield says:

    This book is about Warrick Dunn and his life With life comes struggles and things you just have to do Warrick gerw up with just his mother around the house He bonded a lot with his brothers, sisters, and neighbors because his mom was gone a lot working Warrick was very close to his mother and when she got killed it devastated him and he thought there was nothing left in him One of the main things Warrick does is meets with his mother s murderer in which he felt called to do so he could forg This book is about Warrick Dunn and his life With life comes struggles and things you just have to do Warrick gerw up with just his mother around the house He bonded a lot with his brothers, sisters, and neighbors because his mom was gone a lot working Warrick was very close to his mother and when she got killed it devastated him and he thought there was nothing left in him One of the main things Warrick does is meets with his mother s murderer in which he felt called to do so he could forgive him This book was very unique because of the way Dunn wrote it It told a lot about himself and how he felt which you don t see a lot guys trying to do that in their books It was pretty easy for me to read because it was a professional athlete and it was about sports Although it was a very good book it was just a little bit slow moving sometimes

  8. Eldar says:

    What scares you the most losing someone you love, killing someone, getting killed, being in charge That is what running back Warrick Dunn experienced after losing his mother in a very tragical accident This book is full of sadness, action, and love The action in this book comes from when Darrick explains in his book how his football dream was achieved The love in this book comes from the love he offers to his family and friends, and he takes care of all of them after his loss The most int What scares you the most losing someone you love, killing someone, getting killed, being in charge That is what running back Warrick Dunn experienced after losing his mother in a very tragical accident This book is full of sadness, action, and love The action in this book comes from when Darrick explains in his book how his football dream was achieved The love in this book comes from the love he offers to his family and friends, and he takes care of all of them after his loss The most interesting part of this book is when the sadness comes in when he loses his mother and he doesn t know what to do any I would recommend this book to anyone who loves non fiction true sports stories and tragical comebacks

  9. Reca says:

    Warrick Dunn is a football player I really admired not just for his playing ability, but how he helped others I looked forward to reading this book since I never knew all he went through in his life to play football in college and the NFL Yeah, I did cringe when a few games against my beloved Gators were brought up I cried at times at the pain he went through And I smiled at the good times when he was on my side as a Buccaneer This book definitely gave me insight into an incredible human be Warrick Dunn is a football player I really admired not just for his playing ability, but how he helped others I looked forward to reading this book since I never knew all he went through in his life to play football in college and the NFL Yeah, I did cringe when a few games against my beloved Gators were brought up I cried at times at the pain he went through And I smiled at the good times when he was on my side as a Buccaneer This book definitely gave me insight into an incredible human being and is a lesson to not let anything stop you from making your dreams come true

  10. Branden says:

    Warrick Dunn is one of my favorite athletes already, being an FSU and Buccaneer fan I ve already seen all his work on the field and heard of his great off the field work and was really excited to hearof his story But sadly he or the SI writer Dan Yeager is a pretty terrible writer While his story is truly inspirational the book does not tell it in such a way which made the reading interesting.