Donald Driver: ‘Driven’ on the shelves now


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Donald Driver had a decorated, 14-year career for the Green Bay Packers.

After being drafted in the seventh round by the Packers, Driver hit the ground running and never looked back.

Recently, the three-time all-pro and 2010 Super Bowl champion added another attribute to his resume. This past Tuesday, Driver’s new book, entitled, “Driven: From Homeless to Champion, My Journeys On and Off the Field,” was released. While capping off his retirement, Driver shows what life was like growing up in the inner-city of Houston.

In an article written by Mike Spofford of packers.com, Driver reveals the reason he put his story into words:

The reason behind the book was just telling the story. For me it was trying to put everything in perspective, and letting people know that regardless of what obstacles you may face in life, whatever adversity, that you can overcome anything. You just have to continue to believe that you can be successful.

In addition to this, the article also reveals that Driver received permission from his parents to tell the stories of his childhood, and Driver’s father, who passed away on Aug. 7 of this year, contributed to the book writing nearly 10 pages of the work. Driver, while acknowledging his own mistakes, said of his father:

He wanted people to know he made a lot of mistakes in life.

It has long been known among the NFL community and its fans, that Driver had a rough childhood, but judging from the title, it is likely that Driver will show just how little the fans knew of his upbringing.

Pick up the book here …

P.S. – Ray Rivard, the editor of Lombardiave.com, has the book in hand and as soon as he is finished with the new release, he will post a review on the site.

Stay tuned.


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