Warrick Dunn to be Inducted into Falcons’ Ring of Honor


Former Atlanta Falcons running back Warrick Dunn is set to be inducted into the team’s ring of honor at halftime of the crucial Week 14 matchup vs the New Orleans Saints

Former Atlanta Falcons running back Warrick Dunn is set to be inducted into the team’s Ring of Honor at halftime of the Falcons’ Thursday night divisional matchup vs the Saints. Dunn signed with the Falcons in free agency in 2002 after a five-year tenure with the Buccaneers. He played six seasons for the Falcons.

During his tenure in Atlanta, Dunn rushed for 5,981 yards and 30 touchdowns. He also proved to be effective in catching passes in the backfield as he reeled in 204 receptions for 1,653 yards.

Dunn expressed the utmost gratitude towards Falcons owner Arthur Blank along with his love for the city of Atlanta. He is honored to be placed among other Falcons greats in the ring of honor such as Jessie Tuggle, Deion Sanders and Gerald Riggs.

"“I love this city,” said Dunn via Will McFadden of AtlantaFalcons.com. “I’m thankful for it, my family loves it. It’s been great, this has been a blessing. I’m just so thankful for all of the things that I’ve had the opportunity to be a part of. The Atlanta Falcons, Mr. Blank being a part of my life, I’m a part of his life. Going into the Ring of Honor, it speaks volumes, of all the great players that have come through, that I’m among that list. Words can’t even express what it means, and I’ll cherish it.”"

Dunn was part of the the Falcons’ explosive “DVD Offense” which consisted of himself, quarterback Michael Vick, and fellow running back T.J. Duckett. The trio’s most notable contributions were upsetting the highly favored Green Bay Packers in their wildcard game in the 2002 playoffs along with reaching the 2004 NFC Championship Game vs the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Along with his achievements on the field for the Falcons, he was a wonderful humanitarian for the city of Atlanta. In the Atlanta community, he helped those less fortunate by building homes. One notable figure that he helped was current Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson and his family by building them a home in Gainesville, Georgia in 2006.