Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver gave an emotional goodbye this morning in the Atrium at Lambeau Field in front of more than 1,000 people and tens of thousands who followed on television and online.
Warm words, an awesome highlight video and the announcement that “The Receiver,” the statue that formerly sat in front of the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame and is now situated in front of Titletown Brewery, will be refurbished to represent Driver, were just a few of the high points from the program. In addition to the refurbishing of the statue, the street that runs by the statue will be renamed “Donald Driver Way.”
Gov. Scott Walker declared today, Wednesday, Feb. 6, as Donald Driver Day across the state of Wisconsin, a proclamation that only touches on the love that fans have showed Driver throughout his storied career.
During his speech, Driver acknowledged many players, coaches and family members and thanked them profusely, but he concluded his thank you’s and speech by calling out his love for the fans.
“This day is not just for me, it’s for you,” Driver said in addressing the fan base. “I promised you all I would never wear another uniform, so today we make that official … I keep my loyalty to you. to retire in the green and gold.”
Larry McCarren opened the program by addressing the love he felt in the room and concluded the event by stressing even more than ever all that Driver had done for the fans through the years was reciprocated many times over by those who have loved and appreciated him.