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Packers' Driver thanks county, fans for honor

11:29 AM, Jan. 17, 2013  |  Comments
Green Bay Packers receiver Donald Driver waves to the crowd as he walks off the field after the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Lambeau Field on Oct. 28, 2012. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media
Green Bay Packers receiver Donald Driver waves to the crowd as he walks off the field after the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Lambeau Field on Oct. 28, 2012. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media
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It's Donald Driver Day in Brown County, and the veteran Green Bay Packers receiver is thanking the people who helped make it possible.

In a statement from Driver read by the Brown County Board at its meeting Wednesday night, the veteran receiver said he has "incredible memories" about the time he spent in the community since joining the team in 1999 as a seventh-round draft choice out of Alcorn State University in Mississippi.

County supervisors honored Driver by proclaiming today Donald Driver Day.

Driver was unable to attend Wednesday's County Board meeting, but sent this message to County Executive Troy Streckenbach:

"It's truly an honor to have January 17, 2013, become Donald Driver Day. I will always appreciate the special relationship that I share with Green Bay Packers fans, and I have so many incredible memories of my time spent in Green Bay and Brown County. I look forward to remaining a fixture in the community here and for many years to come!

"Thank you to the Brown County executive, chairman and Brown County Board of Supervisors for this proclamation. God bless, and Go Pack Go!"

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