For the first decade of his life, former Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson lived in public housing, a far cry from the nice new abode he lived in during high school. Before the bright lights of Clemson and the allure of the NFL draft, life started for him on the south side of Gainesville, Georgia.
But Watson’s childhood took a turn when his mother applied for and received a brand-new Habitat for Humanity house for herself and four children.
For over a decade, former Atlanta Falcons RB Warrick Dunn has made it a mission to help needy families get homes through Habitat for Humanity. Dunn’s foundation would furnish the home for the Watsons and give the family all the possessions it needed:
The family hadn’t planned to stay that first night in their new home, but now there was food and furniture and a life they were eager to start. They spent …