Warrick Dunn giving the Watson family the keys to their house in 2006. Deshaun Watson in black sweatshirt on the right.
Former NFL running back Warrick Dunn has been building and remodeling homes for single-parent families for over two decades. One family that he helped just happened to be center stage in college football’s biggest game on Monday night.
Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson and his family were the recipients of a home through Habitat for Humanity, which helps families work toward an ultimate goal of home ownership.
When Watson was 11 years old, his family moved in a fully furnished home donated by Dunn’s charity.
Watson closed his career at Clemson with a performance for the ages against Alabama on Monday, throwing for 420 yards and three touchdowns, leading the Tigers to a 35–31 victory and securing the school’s first national championship since 1981.