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THE QUESTIONS

Oct. 03, 2005
Oct. 03, 2005

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Oct. 3, 2005

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THE QUESTIONS

WITH DONALD DRIVER
Packers Receiver

This is an article from the Oct. 3, 2005 issue

What was your welcome-to-the-NFL-moment?
During training camp [in 1999] I was in my hotel, and I got a call. It was [Packers director of pro personnel] Reggie McKenzie. He was talking to me, and I thought I was going to get cut. Then he said, "Can you give the phone to your roommate?" After that I knew I was in. My roommate was the last cut.

What was your most embarrassing moment?
When I tried to do the Lambeau Leap [into the crowd] after catching a touchdown in 2000 and I slipped into the wall. I got up and tried the Leap again. I got in the second time.

If I weren't playing football I'd be ...
an accountant. I love numbers, and I love money. I have a B.S. in accounting and a master's in computer science [both from Alcorn State].

If I were commissioner for a day, I'd ...
give NFL players the day off Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, have practice on Friday and all games on Sunday.

LAST WEEK
Driver had two catches for 49 yards in a 17-16 loss to Tampa Bay.

THIS WEEK
Packers play in Carolina. Driver has eight catches for 136 yards in his last two games against the Panthers.

PHOTODEHOOG/TDP (DRIVER IN ACTION)PHOTOAL TIELEMANS (DRIVER HEAD SHOT)