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Former NFL RB Warrick Dunn Gave Deshaun Watson His Childhood Home

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Deshaun Watson is the man of the hour after leading Clemson to a 35-31 National Championship victory over Alabama. Watson went nuts in last night’s game, throwing for 420 yards and three TDs and adding 43 yards and a TD on the ground. The game’s offensive MVP even threw the winning touchdown with just one second left on the clock.

So with everybody talking about Watson, we’ve learned quite a bit about the young man. For instance, he got his Miss Cleo on in 2012, tweeting that he would “go ham” if he ever played in a National Championship.

Another cool story that has been getting attention today is that former NFL running back Warrick Dunn gave Watson his childhood home. Dunn has donated hundreds of homes for single-parent families through his work with Habitat for Humanity, and Watson’s family was a recipient of Dunn’s generous ways. When Watson was 11 years old, Dunn moved his family into a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home that was fully furnished with a television, a computer, furniture, and a fridge stocked with food.

Here’s a photo from move-in day.

Warrick Dunn is the man, and Watson has had himself one helluva journey. He went from living in a cramped apartment in a rough part of town, to hoisting the National Championship trophy. I can’t wait to see Watson light it up on NFL Sundays.

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