Before Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson became a national champion, he grew up in a house that former Buccaneers and Falcons running back Warrick Dunn provided his family.
Watson’s family was one of the 152 families Dunn has provided affordable housing for through his Warrick Dunn Charities. Here’s a picture of Watson’s family after Dunn presented them with their new home. Watson is standing next to the former tailback in a black sweatshirt.
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Watson explained the impact Dunn had on his life last weekend.
“I felt grown having my own room,” Watson told the AP’s Paul Newberry. “Just having my own bed, not really being squished, not really worrying about someone sneaking up on me, it was a great moment, a special moment.”
Watson led his Clemson Tigers to a national championship Monday night against Alabama with a magical drive that was capped by his game-winning touchdown pass with just one second on the clock. The future is bright for the star quarterback and it’s safe to say Dunn’s gesture played an enormous role in his life.