A 1992 UI graduate, Dunn was a standout receiver for the Vandals from 1987-91. He was a three-time All-American who ended his career with school records in receptions (268), yards (3,847) and was second in touchdowns (25). At the end of his career, his reception total and receiving yards ranked second all-time in the Football Championship Subdivision, trailing only Jerry Rice.
Dunn, who came to UI from North Kitsap High in Washington, led the nation in both receptions per game (8.0 avg.) and receiving yards per game (105.8 avg.) as a junior in 1990. He ranked No. 3 nationally with 85 catches as a senior. The Vandals claimed three Big Sky Conference titles during his playing career and went 24-12 overall.
Dunn went on to play professionally with British Columbia (1992) and Edmonton (’93) of the Canadian Football League and with Houston in the National Football League. He then started a successful coaching career with stops at Idaho (1993 and ’95), San Diego (1994), New Mexico (1996-97), Denver Broncos (1997), Washington State (1998-2002), Texas Christian (2003), Arizona (2004-06), Baylor (2007), Seattle Seahawks (2008-09) and Southern Mississippi (2010).
In 2011, Dunn was hired as wide receivers coach at Oklahoma State University and has been with the Cowboys since. He currently is the offensive coordinator/associate head coach/wide receivers coach. In 2017, he was honored by both 247Sports and FootballScoop as the Wide Receivers Coach of the Year for college football. He has had at least one All-Big-12 receiver every year but one while on the OSU staff.
Dunn and his wife, Janelle, have two daughters, Kayla and Lauren.