Sunday, February 10, 2013

A Class Act

I was sad to see one of my all-time favorite Packers, Donald Driver, retire last week. Driver's story is the stuff of fiction. He grew up in poverty in Houston, living out of a U-Haul for a time during high school. Driver was drafted in 1999, a 7th round draft pick from Alcorn State, an afterthought really. He wasn't even supposed to make the team, let alone become the all-time leading receiver for one of the NFL's most historic franchises. 

Driver was loved for his toughness on the gridiron and his charity work in the community. He won over fans, including my daughters, on Dancing with the Stars. The guy even writes children's books. Driver was a helluva player, and an even better person. Just ask this lady. 

1 comment:

  1. I saw this clip last week and loved it. Such a feel good story. There's nothing like the look on this lady's face when she sees Driver on her porch. I've always liked Driver, and his story is amazing. It's a shame his retirement didn't get nearly the attention that Ray Lewis' did.