Donald Driver in all his elegance, grace, honesty and integrity gave all he had for 14 years with the Green Bay Packers.
He told every fan in Packers Nation today that this day wasn’t all about him; it was also about the fans. For without the fans, Driver understands he would be just another man going about his business.
But because of his tremendous skills on the gridiron, his life skills elevated him to another level … something few could ever experience. People love Donald Driver not only because of his ability to catch footballs; they love him because he cared about those around him. He was right – though it was declared as Donald Driver Day here in the state of Wisconsin – this was about much more than just Donald Driver. He said it in his speech today. He didn’t talk about the 700-plus catches for more than 10,000 yards – he talked about all of the individuals who made those feats possible. Those who believed in him as a young man, those who gave him the chance, those who believed he could do it.
Everyone likes to be loved; Donald understands that, but he knows it must be reciprocated for it to mean anything. He did just that.
So, as we close out this Donald Driver Day, let’s take his message with us; Let’s make the spirit of Donald’s message our rallying cry as we move ahead.
Thanks again for everything, Donald. We will never forget.