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You just want to play the game. I love the game, but I only love one team,” Driver said, according to Fox Sports Wisconsin. Driver, who had just eight receptions for 77 yards in 13 games last season, said if he gets “that itch” to return, “it would only be for the green and gold.” Driver, 38, is the Packers’ all-time leader in receptions (743) and yards receiving (10,137). He also had 61 touchdown catches after making the team as a seventh-round draft pick out of Alcorn State in 1999. Driver said he talked to other players who decided to continue their careers with another team after spending their entire careers with one franchise and “every guy I’ve talked to said they wish they never went to another team.” Kevin Dorsey and Charles Johnson , two rookie receivers drafted by the Packers in the seventh round of the 2013 draft to help replace Driver, played in Sunday’s softball game. Mary Langenfeld/USA TODAY Sports Donald Driver had a street named for him in Green Bay in February when he retired.
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I’m the same skinny little kid who walked in 1999. I’ll be the same skinny kid — well, grown man — who walked out in 2013. Nothing changes for me. I’m the same person and never will change.” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Driver’s 61-yard touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers during the 2010 season embodied the player he was. Driver caught the ball at the San Francisco 39-yard line and broke several tackles en route to the end zone. “My picture of Donald, the memory I’ll have is the touchdown against the 49ers — with the throwback jersey and (where he) breaks Lord knows how many tackles,” McCarthy said. “If you’re looking for a picture of what Donald Driver means to your football team, what he means as a player, that’s the picture.
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Jack and Cheryl Burke danced a beautiful waltz to Im Kissing You. Jack chose 2012 as his most memorable year because thats when his son was born, followed shortly thereafter by his M.S. diagnosis. Snooki also picked 2012, the year her son was born. Her lively Jive to Work Bitch by Britney Spears was an odd song choice, but the judges loved her vibrancy and clean lifts. That was an exhilarating bundle of fun, Bruno exclaimed. Elizabeth Berkley and Amber Riley tied for third place.
To have a statue that has my name on the back of it, it has nothing to do with me, it has everything to do with you. Because you all have put me on a pedestal that I would have never thought to be standing on. Pearl Street at the intersection with Dousman Street became Donald Driver Way on Saturday – SEE PHOTOS Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt presided over the festivities, with Pearl Street at the intersection with Dousman Street becoming Donald Driver Way. The famous receiver statue, which is now in front of Titletown Brewing but was originally dedicated 28 years and one week ago in front of the old Packers Hall of Fame across the street from Lambeau Field, was also refurbished and unveiled in Drivers likeness, with a No. 80 jersey and Drivers usual black-and-white receiver gloves securing the ball. Naming a street after Driver was a thought of Schmitts nearly a decade ago, when he began to appear with Driver at what became hundreds of community functions. Upon Drivers retirement this past winter, Schmitt said he brought it up with Driver again, who said it was not necessary, but the mayor continued to pursue the idea. Schmitt said he considered a street in the stadium district but chose the downtown locale, and not just due to the statues presence.
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If the Packers have doubtadding White and/or Johnson to the 53-man roster, Thompson needs to at least consider asking Driver if he would like to come out of retirement for an extended period of time. I want to be absolutely clear: it is very doubtful that the Packers will bring Driver back because of his age (38-years old) and poor production duringhis final season in Green Bay, where undrafted rookie Jarrett Boykin was activated in his place at the end of the season. Even though Driver caught 743 passes for 10,137 yards and 61 touchdowns in his career, he played in only 13 games last season, catching eight passes for 77 yards and two touchdowns. A retired player like Driver wouldnt likely return to the field to be a no. 4 wideout and to sit on the bench. If Driver were to come out of retirement, hed likely have to be guaranteed an important role in the offense. But,if the Packersdidnt feel confident in the players they have now and feel they need to find awideout in free agency to help make up for their crucial injuries,then Driver should be the top guy on the list of names to contact.
Donald Driver thanks fans for street and statue
Updated: Aug. 16, 2013 at 06:35 p.m. Friend(s) Email Greg Jennings ‘ non-stop comments about Aaron Rodgers is one of the strangest, if overblown, stories of the offseason. At first, it felt like an awkward running joke. Then we realized Jennings truly had some issues with Rodgers’ leadership style. Comments made by former Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver on ESPN Radio on Thursday morning shed some interesting light on the topic.
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Driver’s formal announcement will be made in the Lambeau Field Atrium, and there are a limited number of free tickets for fans available on a first-come, first-served basis. “I’m happy with the decision I made,” Driver said. “It will be a little tougher on Feb. 6. I’m going to get emotional. I’m trying not to get too emotional today, but Feb.
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Driver caught just three passes as a rookie, and only had 37 career receptions through his first three NFL seasons. But he finally broke through as a starter and favorite target of Brett Favre in 2002, and went on that season to become the lowest-drafted Packer to play in a Pro Bowl in almost 20 years. Nothing has come easily for Driver, but his journey has molded him and made him into the man he is today. He’s a beloved figure in Wisconsin, with a Q rating to match, and the only thing that might top his body of work as a Packers receiver is the litany of good deeds he and his foundation have accomplished in Houston, Green Bay and other parts of both states. The Packers estimate that Driver has made more than 500 community appearances over his career, and his particular work on behalf of assisting the homeless and underprivileged children is a reminder of his own past and what he overcame. “I think you have to embrace that past, and your role,” Driver said. “This week is a gift that’s going to be given to me, but I haven’t had too much given to me my whole career.