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Warrick Dunn (2023)

Louisiana Legends Gala



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2023-04-27

Duration: 00:09:49

Subjects: Sports | Football players | Philanthropists


  • Denison, John Host
  • Merrick, Robyn Host
  • Brooks, Maelen Interviewee
  • Smothers, Summer Interviewee
  • Brock, Lisa Interviewee
  • Dunn, Warrick Speaker


This segment from the 2023 Louisiana Legends Gala features a profile and speech by Warrick Dunn accepting his recognition as a Louisiana Legend. Dunn, a native of Baton Rouge, played in the NFL for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons from 1997-2008 and won the prestigious Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. He is also the founder of Homes for the Holidays, a program which helps make home ownership possible for single parent families. His profile includes interviews with: Maelen Brooks, family friend; Summer Smothers, his sister; and Lisa Brock, publicist. Hosts: John Denison and Robyn Merrick