2. Remarkable Human Being
Not only is Warrick Dunn an exceptional athlete, but he is also a remarkable human being. Losing his mother to a heinous murder taught him how precious life is which inspired him to give back to the community.
Inspired by his mother, Dunn created his organization called Warrick Dunn Charities which is designed to help single parents become homeowners. This organization has helped numerous single parents.
Per Seminoles.com, Dunn has also started other charities including the Count On Your Future program to help families with economic success, Hearts for Community scholarship to fund students who get involved with their communities, and Sculpt workshops to teach families how to eat healthy and budgeting. He is also one of the founders of Athletes for Hope and was awarded the Giant Steps Award by former President Bill Clinton in 1998.
While in the NFL, Dunn has received many honors for his charity work including the 2004 Walter Payton Man of the Year, 2009 Bart Starr Award winner, 2010 Heisman Humanitarian Award, and 2011 Jefferson Humanitarian Award for Public Service.
Those charities are still active today helping many families. When considering the most philanthropic athletes of all-time, Dunn ranks high on the list. A true role model understands the importance of helping others. Warrick Dunn is that role model. This is the main reason the entire football fanbase respects him including Nole Nation.