Tampa Bay running back and 11-year NFL veteran Warrick Dunn has co-written his autobiography with Don Yaeger. The book, titled "Running For My Life," is aimed at helping people deal with adversity and is due out in November.
Among the startling revelations in the book is that Dunn recently met with one of the men who killed his mother in 1993, when Dunn was 18.
"It's not just a sports book," Dunn said Saturday in Orlando where he took part in the first day of training camp with the Buccaneers. Dunn, who was a first-round pick of the Bucs in 1997, returned to the team after playing the past six years with Atlanta.
"It's a book I'm hoping will inspire people and help them learn to deal with whatever adversity they're dealing with," said Dunn, who has been recognized by former President Bill Clinton and was named the NFL Man of the Year in 2005 because of his charitable work, such as helping single parents buy homes.
Yaeger, who has written more than a dozen books, said the meeting he observed between Dunn and convicted killer Kevin Brumfield, which is described in the first chapter of the book, was "the single most powerful hour of my life short of the birth of my son."
The book is published by Harper Collins.
After three consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons in Atlanta, Dunn tallied just 720 yards last season. The 33-year-old back has run for more than 10,000 yards in his career and has more than 4,000 yards receiving. He has scored 62 touchdowns.