Running back Warrick Dunn spent six seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, but he will spend eternity in the team’s ring of honor.
Still unaware of the franchise’s decision to recognize him, Falcons owner Arthur Blank decided to surprise Dunn, notifying him of honor on camera.
Welcome to the Atlanta Falcons Ring of Honor, @WarrickDunn!
— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) October 3, 2017
Dunn rushed for 5,981 yards and recorded three 1,000-yard rushing seasons in six years with the Falcons from 2002-07. His best year with the team came in 2005 when he gained 1,416 yards on the ground, which was eighth-most in the NFL that year. With Dunn, the team went to the playoffs in 2002 and 2005.
At Florida State from 1993-96, Dunn set a new school record with 3,959 rushing yards. He also set the individual season program record with 1,242 rushing yards in 1995, but Dalvin Cook broke both of those marks within the last two years.
Dunn also played six NFL seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers first from 1997-2001 and then again in 2008. Dunn rushed for 4,986 yards with the Buccaneers, but he left the year before the team won the Super Bowl.
With 10,967 career rushing yards, Dunn is one of just 29 NFL players to reach 10,000 yards on the ground. He is 22nd all-time on the NFL rushing list.
The post WATCH: Florida State RB Warrick Dunn surprised by inclusion into Falcons Ring of Honor appeared first on Diehards.
Thank you for reading the Dayton Daily News and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.
Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Dayton Daily News. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.