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Full Name: Donald Jerome Driver Primary Position: WR
Height/Weight: 6' 0"/181 College: Alcorn State University
Birthdate: February 2, 1975 High School: Milby (Houston, TX)
Birthplace: Houston, Texas

Current Team: Green Bay Packers


Biography

Donald Jerome Driver (born February 2, 1975 in Houston, Texas) is an American football wide receiver who currently plays for the Green Bay Packers of the NFL. The Packers chose him in the 1999 NFL Draft with a seventh round selection (213th pick overall) out of Alcorn State University. Donald Driver is the Green Bay Packers' most versatile and agile pass catcher. "Donald is able to play all our positions. He is very explosive, and he's shown plenty of big-play ability", stated former Green Bay receivers coach Ray Sherman.Template:Fact

High school career

At Milby High School in Houston, Texas, Driver lettered four times each in football, baseball, track, and basketball. He was an Honorable Mention All-State pick in football.Template:Fact

College career

Donald Driver attended Alcorn State University, where he lettered in both football and track & field. He finished his career there with 88 receptions for 1933 yards (19.69 YPC). Driver is one of the most decorated track athletes in the NFL (he is an Olympic class high-jumper and could have qualified for the 2000 Olympic team). He was a three time "Athlete of the Year" in his conference for his track and football prowess.[1]

He is also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

NFL career

Known as one of the toughest wide receivers in the game, Donald had the most catches in the NFL in the middle of the field in 2007. He set a personal best on November 12, 2006 when he caught six passes for 191 yards including an 82 yard touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings. A couple of weeks later against the 49ers, he and quarterback Brett Favre, connected on a 35 yard pass in which he made an acrobatic leap to turn around and out run former teammate Mark Roman, to the endzone for his seventh touchdown of the year. The play ended as a 68 yard touchdown catch. Driver finished the 2006 season in the top 5 of the league in reception yardage with 1,295 yards. Also recorded the most receptions in his career with 92 of them, earning a spot in the 2007 Pro Bowl.

Scouting Report

Career Regular Season Statistics

Receiving Stats

year team league games REC YDS AVG TD LNG
1999 GNB NFL 6 3 31 10.3 1 12
2000 GNB NFL 16 21 322 15.3 1 49
2001 GNB NFL 13 13 167 12.8 1 37
2002 GNB NFL 16 70 1064 15.2 9 85t
2003 GNB NFL 15 52 621 11.9 2 41
2004 GNB NFL 16 84 1208 14.4 9 50
2005 GNB NFL 16 86 1221 14.2 5 59
2006 GNB NFL 16 92 1295 14.1 8 82
2007 GNB NFL 15 82 1048 12.8 2 47
2008 GNB NFL 16 74 1012 13.7 5 71
NFL career 145 577 7989 13.8 43 85

Rushing Stats

year team league games ATT YDS AVG TD LNG
1999 GNB NFL 6 0 0 0 0 0
2000 GNB NFL 16 1 4 4 0 4
2001 GNB NFL 13 3 38 12.7 1 31t
2002 GNB NFL 16 8 70 8.8 0 17
2003 GNB NFL 15 5 51 10.2 0 45
2004 GNB NFL 16 3 4 1.3 0 14
2005 GNB NFL 16 2 13 6.5 0 9
2006 GNB NFL 16 7 16 2.3 0 16
2007 GNB NFL 15 2 4 2.0 0 5
2008 GNB NFL 16 2 4 2.0 0 6
NFL career 145 33 204 6.2 1 45

Fumble Recovery Stats

year team league games TOT OWR OPR YDS TD
1999 GNB NFL 6 0 0 0 0 0
2000 GNB NFL 16 0 1 0 0 0
2001 GNB NFL 13 0 0 0 0 0
2002 GNB NFL 16 1 2 0 0 0
2003 GNB NFL 15 0 1 0 0 0
2004 GNB NFL 16 2 1 0 0 0
2005 GNB NFL 16 0 0 0 0 0
2006 GNB NFL 16 1 1 0 0 0
2007 GNB NFL 15 1 0 0 0 0
2008 GNB NFL 16 0 0 0 0 0
NFL career 145 5 6 0 0 0

Career Post-Season Statistics

Receiving Stats

year team league games REC YDS AVG TD LNG
1999 GNB NFL 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 GNB NFL 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 GNB NFL 2 2 26 131 0 --
2002 GNB NFL 1 3 64 21.3 1 --
2003 GNB NFL 2 8 91 11.4 0 --
2004 GNB NFL 1 7 78 11.1 0 --
2005 GNB NFL 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 GNB NFL 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 GNB NFL 15 82 1048 12.8 2 --
2000 GNB NFL 0 0 0 0 0 --
NFL career 8 28 418 14.9 2 --

Rushing Stats

year team league games ATT YDS AVG TD LNG
1999 GNB NFL 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 GNB NFL 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 GNB NFL 2 2 25 12.5 0 --
2002 GNB NFL 1 0 0 0 0 0
2003 GNB NFL 2 0 0 0 0 0
2004 GNB NFL 1 0 0 0 0 0
2005 GNB NFL 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 GNB NFL 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 GNB NFL 2 0 0 0 0 0
2008 GNB NFL 0 0 0 0 0 0
NFL career 8 2 25 12.5 0 --

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