Green Bay Packers HOF to Induct Packers All-Time Leading WR and Super Bowl Champion Donald Driver.
The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Inc. announced that it will induct Green Bay Packers All-Time Leading WR and Super Bowl Champion Donald Driver at the 47th Hall of Fame Induction Banquet, to be held Saturday, July 22, 2017, in the Lambeau Field Atrium.
Donald Driver, selected in the seventh round of the 1999 NFL Draft, played in 205 games during his 14-year Packers career, the second-most in franchise history behind only quarterback Brett Favre. He is the Packers’ all-time leader for receptions, with 743, and receiving yards, with 10,137, and also scored 62 career touchdowns, tied for fifth-most in team annals. Over his career, Driver cultivated a reputation as one of the most productive wide receivers in Packers history, with 133 consecutive games with a reception and nine consecutive seasons with 50 or more receptions. A four-time Pro Bowl selection (2002, ’06, ’07, ‘10), Driver’s veteran leadership also helped guide the 2010 Packers to a Super Bowl XLV victory.
Information about tickets for the banquet, which begins with a cash bar at 4:30 p.m., with dinner and program to follow at 7 p.m., is still being finalized and will be released in the near future (www.packershalloffame.com). The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Inc. Golf Classic is set for Monday, July 10, 2017, at The Bull in Sheboygan Falls, Wis.
The Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame inductedd Green Bay Packers all-time leading wide receiver Donald Driver at the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame’s 65th Anniversary Class. Driver joined 135 of the state’s greatest athletic icons, including Vince Lombardi, Hank Aaron, Oscar Robertson, Barry Alvarez, Al McGuire, Bud Selig, Junior Bridgeman, Bart Starr, Robin Yount, and Bob Uecker in one of the country’s most historic halls of fame.
Donald Driver’s induction comes after a record-setting 14 year NFL career with the Green Bay Packers. A seventh-round draft pick in 1999, Driver set the franchise’s all-time marks for career receptions (743) and yards (10,137) and has more 1,000 yard seasons (seven) than any other player in franchise history. A four-time Pro Bowl performer, Driver is widely considered to be one of the best receivers of his generation. In 2010, Donald helped lead the Packers over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV, earning Donald his first Super Bowl ring and the Packers a record 13th world championship. With an ever-present smile and inspirational story of overcoming poverty and homelessness as a child, Driver remains one of the most popular players to ever wear a Packers uniform.
Driver was inducted during a special event celebrating his distinguished career and contributions to athletics in Wisconsin on April 30th, 2016 at the historic UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, the site of the first Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame induction event in 1951. For more information, please visit the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame's official website here.