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Driven: From Homeless to Hero, My Journeys On and Off Lambeau Field
     

Driven: From Homeless to Hero, My Journeys On and Off Lambeau Field

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by Donald Driver
 

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The legendary NFL receiver, all-time receptions and yards leader for the Green Bay Packers, and Dancing with the Stars champion looks back on his life and career.

Now, in his memoir, Driver recalls what it was like to go from living in a U-Haul trailer with his mom on the streets of Houston to earning a spot on the Packers roster and becoming one of Brett

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The legendary NFL receiver, all-time receptions and yards leader for the Green Bay Packers, and Dancing with the Stars champion looks back on his life and career.

Now, in his memoir, Driver recalls what it was like to go from living in a U-Haul trailer with his mom on the streets of Houston to earning a spot on the Packers roster and becoming one of Brett Favre's favorite targets on the way to football stardom. He takes you inside the locker room with legends such as Favre and Reggie White, and recalls his more recent roles as a veteran leader for stars like Aaron Rodgers and Greg Jennings during the 2010 Super Bowl season and as a Dancing with the Stars winner.

A seventh-round draft pick in 1999, Donald Driver was given little chance of making the Packers roster, much less of becoming a 1,000-yard receiver, a beloved icon for one of the NFL's most storied franchises, and a Super Bowl champion. But in a life of adversity, Driver has overcome obstacle after obstacle and has become one of the most popular players in the NFL.

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“Donald’s contribution to the history of the Packers has been extraordinary, exceeded only by his personal story.”  -Bart Starr, Green Bay Packers quarterback, 1956-1971, and head coach, 1975-1983

"A great teammate…That he could go from a seventh-round draft choice to the Packers' all-time leading receiver is a real tribute to him." - Brett Favre, Packers quarterback, 1992-2007

 “ Where he made that mark was in between the numbers; his toughness, his ability to run after the catch and his willingness to always put the team first. When I looked and saw him wearing the No. 80, it made me proud” -James Lofton, Packers Wide Receiver, 1978-1986
 
 “Donald is so humble, so supportive, so caring and that's right in line with the way I feel we all should be.” -Gladys Knight, 7 Time Grammy Award Winner
 
 “Donald is truly 1 in a million. The Packers better retire that #80 jersey!” -Peta Murgatroyd, Dancing with the Stars Champion
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385349147
Publisher:
Crown/Archetype
Publication date:
10/22/2013
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 9.48(h) x 1.01(d)
Lexile:
840L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

DONALD DRIVER is a receiver for the Green Bay Packers NFL franchise, where he has played since 1999 and holds the all-time team record for receptions and receiving yards. He lives in Green Bay with his wife, Betina, and his son and two daughters. A role model on and off the field, Driver has received multiple honors for his service to the community, including the charity he started with his wife in 2004, which provides assistance to homeless mothers and underprivileged children.

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Driven: From Homeless to Hero, My Journeys On and Off Lambeau Field 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Donald Driver does an excellent job of allowing the reader into his head and into his heart. You are left wanting to hear more while wiping the tears from your eyes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great biography of a man who overcame many obstacles to succeed. From poverty and homelessness at a young age to a focus on the future. He has never forgotten where he came from and has given back to his adopted community and to helping and encouraging those less fortunate. He gives hope to all that if you stay true to your goals you can succeeed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is excellent. Driver is real and very personal in this book. What a class at guy. His life story is unbelievable. What he has done to get to where he is today is amazing. My only disappointment was that I was suppose to get a signed copy in the mail because I pre-ordered the book but this is not Donald Drivers fault its Barnes and Nobles. Excellent job on another great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Donald is an amazing guy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a classy guy after what he's been through. Great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice job
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Class act...great read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Actually res three
love_ashleyw More than 1 year ago
Great read! I do recommend this book! Donald is a class act - very talented and humble. Its nice to see a successful athlete that is still down to earth and dedicated to his wife and children. This is a great book by a great man. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a really good book it really inspiered me to not give up on my dreams and football is my life
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. Couldn't put it down once I got started It is GREAT Thank you Donald
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are a Packer fan and a Donald Driver fan ( and even if you aren't) this is a must read. Donald really went through some difficult times and still was able to overcome all those things. A great human being and wonderful family man.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thus explores donalds life on d off the feild thus may surprise you.
Cinders57 More than 1 year ago
I ordered the book with the name plate and poster. Package came within the time frame specified, opened package to find 50 Shades of Gray!!! I thought someone was sending this to me as a joke. I checked the packing slip and it was for someone in CA. Called B&N and received a return label. My book came a few days later. I still have not received the signed name plate and poster. Disappointing. Not sure who to contact. Donald posted on his face book page that they were delayed yet comments left was that the people were receiving them. I'm not sure where mine went? Sad as its a Christmas gift.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
the story of a good man and how he became the total giving person we Packer fans know him to be
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AL21 More than 1 year ago
Not a big Packer fan, but respected the talents of Donald Driver. His story is a must read. Could not put the book down once I started it. From where he came from as a kid to where he is today is a fascinating journey. Driver details his journey extremely well in this book. Must read for all Packer fans.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Would have liked a few more pictures.