April 24, 2014

Driver says he’s retiring after 14-years (Updated) (Audio)

Donald Driver still believes he can play in the NFL, but if that chance isn’t going to

Donald Driver

Donald Driver

come with the Packers, then he’s calling it quits.

Driver initially made the announcement this morning and will return to Green Bay to make the retirement official at a Lambeau Field Atrium ceremony next Wednesday.

A limited number of tickets, free of charge, will be available to fans on a first-come, first-served basis in person at the Packers’ ticket office, starting at 9am on Friday morning.  The maximum number of tickets is four per person.

Driver said the decision came after sitting down and discussing things with his wife and kids.

Playing for one organization for 14 years means something to Driver.  It’s special.  In today’s NFL, playing your entire career for one single organization is almost unheard of, especially 14 years.

Driver, who will turn 38 on Saturday, said it was a tough call, and it’ll certainly be an emotional scene on February 6th when the retirement becomes official.

Driver said there will be no comebacks either, unless of course the Packers would have a need and came calling.

Driver finished his career No. 1 on the Packers’ all-time list in receptions (743), receiving yards (10,137) and most 1,000-yard seasons (seven).  His 205 games played ranks second in team history, trailing only Brett Favre (255).

Driver finished this past season with 8 catches for 77 yards and 2 touchdowns.

AUDIO: Mike Clemens with Donald Driver in New Orleans 5:00