Donald Driver

As one of the premier wide receivers in the National Football League, Donald Driver used his exceptional speed and hands to become one of the Green Bay Packers' most beloved and respected players. Born on Feb. 2, 1975 ... Read more »
Born: 02/02/1975 in Houston, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (2)

Dancing With the Stars 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

As one of the premier wide receivers in the National Football League, Donald Driver used his exceptional speed and hands to become one of the Green Bay Packers' most beloved and respected players. Born on Feb. 2, 1975 in Houston, TX, Driver earned the nickname "Quickie" from his parents, who grew tired of chasing him around the house. He was a four-sport letterman at Milby High School, excelling in track, football, basketball and baseball, while also performing well in the classroom. Despite his athlete prowess and drive to do well in school, Driver often lived hand-to-mouth, even living in a U-haul truck for a time after a collections agency confiscated his family's possessions. He sometimes spent holidays without his parents and on occasion slept in hotel rooms his mother purchased with food stamps. When he was 14, Driver moved in with his grandparents and began steering himself toward college, attending Alcorn State University, where he was a two-year starter, wracking up 88 receptions for 1,933 yards and 17 TDs, and earning a bachelor's degree in accounting as well. He entered the NFL draft in 1999 and was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the 7th round, with whom he would go on to spend his entire professional career.

EDUCATION

Alcorn State University

Lorman, Mississippi

Milestones

2012

Competed on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" with professional partner Peta Murgatroyd; won the competition

2011

Won the Super Bowl when Green Bay defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers

2008

Authored the children's books <i>Quickie Makes the Team</i>, <i>Quickie Handles a Loss</i>, and <i>Quickie Goes to the Big Game</i>

2004

Co-hosted the statewide Packer analysis program "Inside the Huddle with Donald Driver" for local station WLUK-TV

2002

Named the Packers' MVP

1999

Entered the NFL draft and was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the 7th round

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