Atlanta led the NFL in rushing each season 2004-06, with Dunn leading the way.
The Falcons made the change one day after signing running back Michael Turner.
Running back Warrick Dunn, third on the Atlanta Falcons' all-time rushing list, was released by the NFL team Monday.
Dunn had spent six seasons with the Falcons, amassing 5,979 rushing yards.
“It took me right back to that time,” Dunn said in a phone interview. I felt so many emotions, and my eyes were just glued to the television trying to figure out what was going on.” The killings in Baton Rouge were an exclamation point on weeks of unprecedented bloodshed in America between police and civilians.
On back-to-back days following the Fourth of July holiday, two black men were killed by white police officers in Baton Rouge and Falcon Heights, Minn.
The court, in a 5-4 decision, threw out a 2014 appeals court ruling that barred Kevan Brumfield from asking for the special hearing in which a lower court judge subsequently found he was intellectually disabled.
"Just to be mentioned in the same breath as Bart Starr is an incredible honor,” said Dunn.
“I’ve won a lot of awards, but this is one I’ll really cherish because of what it stands for.” Since 1997, Warrick Dunn has been touching the hearts of single parents -- first in Tampa, then in Baton Rouge and Atlanta and now in Tallahassee.
Bart Starr presented Dunn with the award during the 22nd annual NFL-sanctioned Super Bowl Breakfast, hosted by Athletes in Action, at the University of South Florida Sun Dome in Tampa this morning.
The Bart Starr Award, bearing the name of NFL Hall of Famer Bart Starr, honors Starr's lifelong commitment to serving as a positive role model to his family, teammates and community.