Donald Driver

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Athlete, Children's Activist, Football Player(1975–)
American football wide receiver Donald Driver, drafted by the Green Bay Packers in 1999, won the 14th season of Dancing with the Stars in May 2012.

Synopsis

Born on February 2, 1975, in Houston, Texas, Donald Driver attended Mississippi's Alcorn State University, and was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in 1999 to play wide receiver. In October 2009, he became the Packers' all-time leading receiver, with 596 catches. Driver also became a co-host of the show Inside the Huddle with Donald Driver in 2004, and in May 2012, he won the 14th season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars.

Career With the Green Bay Packers

Born on February 2, 1975, in Houston, Texas, Donald Driver attended Mississippi's Alcorn State University, lettering in football and track and field. In 1999, he was drafted by the Green Bay Packers to play wide receiver, leading to a successful 14-year professional football career with the team.

In October 2009, Driver became the Packers' all-time leading receiver, with 596 catches, and he continued his all-time leading ranking with the team. After helping the Packers win Super Bowl XLV in February 2011, he retired at the end of the 2012 season with team records for receptions (743) and receiving yards (10,137).

Life off the Field

In addition to playing football, Driver became a co-host of the show Inside the Huddle with Donald Driver in 2004. In May 2012, at age 37, Driver won the 14th season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars, beating Katherine Jenkins and William Levy, who placed second and third, respectively. Driver competed on the show with professional dancing partner Peta Murgatroyd.

Honored with the unveiling of a statue and a renamed street in downtown Green Bay in June 2013, Driver published a bestselling memoir that fall. He is married to Betina Driver and they have two children, Cristian and Christina.

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