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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