Donald Driver Announces Retirement

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0  Updated at 8:53 am, January 31st, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Former Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver announced on ESPN Radio’s “Mike and Mike in the Morning” that he would be retiring after 14 seasons in the NFL on Thursday.

Driver was part of the 2010 Super Bowl championship team that beat the Steelers.

“I played my entire career in Green Bay and have always enjoyed a special bond with the fans,” Driver said in a statement released by the team. “I can think of no better way to retire than to celebrate with them and the Packers organization.”

Driver’s formal news conference will be on Feb. 6 at Lambeau Field.

“I’m going to open my retirement up to the fans…give them everything they deserve,” Driver told ESPN Radio.

The 37-year-old was taken in the seventh-round of the 1999 NFL Draft by the Packers and only Brett Favre played more games in a Green Bay uniform. The four-time Pro Bowler retires on the Packers’ all-time list for receptions and receiving yards.

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