Here’s why Donald Driver hits home with the fan base


Jason Wilde of ESPN Wisconsin posted the following quote by Donald Driver Thursday after the announcement that Driver would be retiring next week.

Wilde found the Driver quote from a past story, but what Driver says is so Donald. It’s the reason Packers Nation has taken him into their collective psyche and made him as big as he deserves to be. Driver understands respect. That if you show respect of others, they will surely return the favor.

Take a peek at what Driver has to say in this quote. Let it sink in and then compare it to others who have gone before him and will come behind him. If only others could read and reflect on this we might be living in a better world.

Thanks to Jason for sharing this with us and thanks for Donald for his honesty and integrity …

“I would’ve never expected this in a million years. When I walked in here in 1999, I would’ve never expected to have the fan base that I have now,” Driver said at his annual charity softball game this summer. “I think you treat people like you want to be treated. I don’t put myself on a pedestal – they do. And when they put me on that pedestal, I bring myself back down to earth, knowing I’m just a normal human being. I think now they see that. I think not just the Packers fans see that and Packer Nation sees that, but the world sees that now: That I am a good guy, a great father, a great Christian man, and a great husband. And to me, that’s what I wanted to show the world.

“I want to stay in the community. When I leave here, I want to continue to have my stamp here. I think some players, they leave and they never come back. I’ve always wanted to come back and I’m going to continue to come back. My wife already said we’re keeping our house in Green Bay, so we’re not getting rid of that. We may rent it out to one of the players, but we’re going to keep it and we’re going to continue to support the community just like the community has supported me.”

 

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