Driver has the most career catches of any wide receiver in Packers history (647), as well as the most receiving yards in team history (10,137). His 67 receptions in 2007 were a Green Bay record at the time of his retirement.
He also returned 74 kickoffs for 1,944 yards (26.6 average) and two touchdowns during his eight-year career with the Packers. The all-time leader in NFL history for kickoff returns is Martin Mayhew with 3,520 yards.
Driver was drafted by the Packers in third round (81st overall) of the 1998 NFL Draft. He played eight seasons with the club and retired after the 2006 season. He finished his career with 70 or more receptions five times and with at least 1000 receiving yards six times.
He announced his retirement on March 11, 2007. At the time of his retirement, Driver held nearly every receiving record available for the Packers. His 10,137 career receiving yards are the most ever by a Packer, while his 67 catches in '07 are a franchise record. He also has two return scores to his credit.
Driver first joined the Packers as an undrafted free agent out of Florida State in 1998.
Driver has the most receiving yards in Green Bay history, with 10,137. He was a seventh-round choice in the 1999 NFL Draft who quickly established himself as a favorite target for Favre and Rodgers, and he spent his whole 14-year career with the Packers. He died at age 40 on August 4, 2013.
Rodgers and Driver both came out of California University. They met when they were sophomores and started playing together right away for the Cal Bears. When Cal moved to Berkeley for the 1994 season, they also moved to the Big Ten where they had a great year. In 1995, Cal went back to Pacific Division I-A football which at that time was known as Division 1-AA. Cal lost their first two games but then went 8-1 down the rest of the way including winning the Pacific Division title. They played Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl which they lost 21-19.
They ended up going pro after their junior year. Rodgers signed with Chico State while Driver went to Wisconsin where he earned all-Big Ten honors as a wide receiver in 1998 before being selected by the Packers in the seventh round of the 1999 NFL Draft.
He finished his career as one of the best receivers in Packer history with 992 catches for 12,404 yards and 73 touchdowns. He also returned kicks during his career and scored 15 times on punt returns.
Donald Jerome Driver is a former wide receiver in the National Football League. Driver was drafted in the seventh round of the 1999 NFL Draft after playing college football at Alcorn State University. He played for the Packers for his entire 14-year NFL career and owns the franchise's all-time records for career catches and receiving yards. Driver was a part of the Green Bay Packers' Super Bowl XLV victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Every year in Cleveland, the Driver is the recipient of the Doak Walker Award, which is given to the best running back in college football.
Driver attended Alcorn State University, where he played college football. As a freshman in 1997, he started eight games at wide receiver and finished with 42 receptions for 730 yards and seven touchdowns. As a sophomore in 1998, he started 11 games and had 51 receptions for 901 yards and nine touchdowns. In 1999 as a junior, he started 12 games and had 57 receptions for 1,047 yards and eleven touchdowns. After his junior season, he entered the 1999 NFL Draft.
In his fourteen-year career, Donald Driver played in 152 games, caught 536 passes for 7,927 yards and 56 touchdowns. He also rushed for 2,984 yards and 26 scores.
After retirement, Donald Driver has become one of the top wide receivers in the NFL when healthy. He started 32 games over the last six seasons for the Packers, catching 447 passes for 6,901 yards and 56 touchdowns. In 2016, he finished second in the NFL with 1,387 yards receiving. He also returned five kicks for 100 yards and a touchdown during that time period.