From Homeless to Hero, My Journeys On and Off Lambeau Field
On Sale: October 22, 2013
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The Green Bay Packers 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
When he was picked in the seventh-round
of 1999 NFL draft, Donald Driver couldnít find Green Bay on
a map. He was given little chance of making the Packers
roster, much less of amassing over 10,000 yards in his
career and becoming a Super Bowl champion. But in an
unlikely journey, Driver has overcome obstacle after
obstacle to become one of the most successful players in the
Now, for the first time, Driver recalls
his time growing up in Houston, spending nights living in a
U-Haul trailer with his mother and stealing cars and selling
drugs with his brother to get by. He recalls what it
was like to walk into the locker room as a little-regarded
prospect out of Alcorn State, an athlete who one year
earlier thought his future was in high jump rather than
football, and why he would have never made the team without
the support of General Manager Ron Wolf.
With the help of his winning speed, skill, not to mention,
smile, Driver became one of Brett Favre's most-trusted
targets and a fan favorite at Lambeau. (Though it took some
time for him to perfect his Lambeau leap.) Driven
takes you inside the locker room with Favre, shares his
experiences with Reggie White, and recalls his more recent
role as a veteran leader for like Aaron Rodgers and
Greg Jennings during their Super Bowl run in 2010. Over 14
years Driver has been through it allógame winning
touchdowns, crushing playoff defeats, frightening injuries,
and the glory of the Super Bowl.
off the field, Driver discuss his relationship with his wife
and three children: how uncertain they were when he
undertook the relentless training necessary to become
a champion on the 2012 season of Dancing With the Stars, and
how supportive they are of his charity work and service to
Driver retired on his terms after 14
years in the NFL: as a Packer for life. Driven is the
definitive story of Donald Driverís extraordinary journey.
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