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The Morning Stake | 2019.10.17

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Warrick Dunn Gives Away 173rd House. Warrick Dunn is a former football player, played his college ball at Florida State and in the NFL for the Tampa Bay Bucs and in partnership with Habitat For Humanity, Dunn has given away his 173rd house to someone in need, this 173rd house going to a nursing assistant and her son, the nursing assistant contributing 350 hours to the building of her home:

This marks the sixth home presentation in Pinellas County and the 173rd home presentation nationwide thanks to Warrick Dunn Charities as part of its “Home for the Holidays” initiative, which helps single-parent families achieve homeownership.

And for the retired running back, helping single parents like Reedy and seeing the joy they have achieving homeownership is therapeutic because it’s something he wanted for his own mother, a single parent of six kids who worked two jobs to make ends meet as a police officer and a security guard.

His family never got to see that joy after his mother was killed just days before Dunn’s 18th birthday. Instead, he became the father figure and raised his younger siblings while pursuing a football career at Florida State University and then moving on to play in the NFL for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1997.

“Once I started going to counseling I realized that I was on cruise control and just going through it that I didn’t have time to mourn,” Dunn said.

“I just had to put my head down and get it done. I was just so focused on making sure that I could take care of my brothers and sisters, so that was my driving force.”

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Preseason All-Big 12 Team. Via the official site:

Texas Tech graduate transfer Chris Clarke has been selected as the Big 12 Preseason Newcomer of the Year, while Davide Moretti, Jahmi’us Ramsey and Clarke were each named All-Big 12 Preseason Honorable Mention. The honors were announced on Wednesday after a vote by head coaches who are not allowed to vote for their own student-athletes.

The Big 12 Preseason Awards list was headlined by Preseason Player of the Year Udoka Azubulke (Kansas), Clarke and Oscar Tshiebwe (West Virginia) being named the Preseason Freshman of the Year. The Preseason All-Big 12 Team consists of Tristan Clark (Baylor), Tyrese Halliburton (Iowa State), Azubulke, Devon Dotson (Kansas) and Desmond Bane (TCU).

The All-Big 12 team was Tristan Clark (Baylor; 6-9/240); Tyrese Haliburton (Iowa State; 6-5/172); Udoka Azubuike (Kansas; 7-0/270); Devon Dotson (Kansas; 6-2/185); and Desmond Bane (TCU; 6-6/215).

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CartWells. Kinda neat that Matt Wells has to send out the “Wreck’Em” for the Behren Morton commitment as things start. I also love Wells’ jacket. #fashionblog

Wednesday Rewind. A look at the Evan Rambo, Douglas Coleman, and Ja’Marcus Ingram interceptions.

Mid-Season All-American.

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