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Donald Driver on 'Dancing With the Stars'

Posted on: February 28, 2012 10:45 am
 
Driver was already a fan favorite before appearing on 'Dancing With the Stars.' (US Presswire)
By Will Brinson

It's apparently an aging wide receiver tradition to appear on Dancing With the Stars these days: Donald Driver of the Green Bay Packers will fill the "football slot" on the 14th season of ABC's inexplicably popular reality show about famous people dancing.

The announcement was made on Good Morning America Tuesday, and Driver will join a group of folks that includes Jack Wagner of "Melrose Place," Jaleel White of "Family Matters," and Melissa Gilbert of "Little House on the Prairie." (This was a white-hot group in 1999.)

Drivers, who recently re-worked his contract with the Packers, will be paired with professional dancer Peta Murgatroyd, who's returning for her second season as a pro on DWTS.

He'll look to follow in the footsteps of Steelers wideout Hines Ward, who won Season 12 of DWTS. Jason Taylor, Emmitt Smith, Michael Irvin, Warren Sapp, Chad Ochocinco, Kurt Warner and Jerry Rice have all appeared on the show previously.

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Since: May 15, 2010
Posted on: February 29, 2012 8:59 pm
 

Donald Driver on 'Dancing With the Stars'

Driver is my all-time favorite Packer. Great guy, wonderful story, smart and generous. Driver has done a ton of charity work in and around Green Bay over the years and has made the Valley a better place. Simply put, Donald Driver is a top-notch person all around. He's coming to the end of his career and appearing on DWTS is a good move, because his winning personality will come through. He has a future in the media business and this will get him some good exposure.



Since: Feb 23, 2012
Posted on: February 29, 2012 2:22 pm
 

Donald Driver on 'Dancing With the Stars'

great post on favre



Since: Oct 18, 2006
Posted on: February 29, 2012 4:28 am
 

Donald Driver on 'Dancing With the Stars'

I thought this show would humble these big NFLers but watching Emmitt Smith lern, become good and win the show in year 3 and Jerry Rice get a 2nd, it's obvious these athletes have a will to win in whatever they do. Even Warren Sapp did the NFL pround even if he didn't win. Here's hoping DD can, 'represent', and do the NFL pround with another DWTS title, good luck DD, those dance practices are tough and for all the naysayers out there, I dare you to try to keep up with these stars, you'ld be dying in less than an hour as would I.


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Since: Feb 28, 2012
Posted on: February 28, 2012 9:49 pm
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Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: February 28, 2012 9:12 pm
 

Donald Driver on 'Dancing With the Stars'

Good Luck to Double D, but I ain't watching no dancing show. Whats next? Quilting with the stars?



Since: Dec 4, 2011
Posted on: February 28, 2012 7:07 pm
 

Donald Driver on 'Dancing With the Stars'

Not watching. Never watched and never will. However, best of luck to Donald Driver. Maybe he can get more than the NFC North title this year.



Since: Nov 9, 2008
Posted on: February 28, 2012 5:10 pm
 

Donald Driver on 'Dancing With the Stars'

Brett Favre would have been a better choice. The drama of having him get eliminated, come back, get eliminated and come back again. . . . . ., would have been a ratings bonanza.



Since: Jul 5, 2008
Posted on: February 28, 2012 3:37 pm
 

Donald Driver on 'Dancing With the Stars'

Agreed, some have looked bad but some have been really good!  I think its great that these players put in the time and the effort to do this show!  Discipline is huge in football...but it is bigger in dancing when you want to compete and win.  Those judges are harsh and tell it how it is. 



Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: February 28, 2012 11:46 am
 

Donald Driver on 'Dancing With the Stars'

it is amazing to me how bad a dancer some of these good atheletes are.


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