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Donald Driver timeline

Feb. 5, 2013
 
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Feb. 2, 1975: Born in Houston, Texas

June 3, 1994: Graduated from Milby High School in Houston, where he lettered in football, track, basketball and baseball.

1996: Qualified for U.S. Olympic Trials in high jump.

1996-99: Participated in football and track and field at Alcorn State; earned bachelor of science degree in accounting.

April 18, 1999: Drafted in the seventh round by the Packers.

Nov. 14, 1999: Made his NFL debut at Dallas.

Dec. 12, 1999: Caught his first NFL pass vs. Carolina, an 8-yard touchdown from Brett Favre.

2000: Married Betina, whom he met at Alcorn State.

Oct. 1, 2000: Started first career game vs. Chicago.

2002: Became full-time starter, led team in catches and yards, earned first Pro Bowl berth.

2002: Named Packers’ Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year for community work.

2006: Signed contract extension, earned second Pro Bowl berth.

2007: Earned third Pro Bowl berth.

Jan. 20, 2008: Caught 90-yard touchdown pass in NFC title game vs. New York Giants, longest playoff pass in team history.

2008: Took over for Brett Favre as host of the annual Packers charity softball game in Grand Chute.

Oct. 18, 2009: Became Packers’ all-time receptions leader vs. Detroit.

2009: Recorded sixth consecutive 1,000-yard receiving season.

2010: Earned fourth Pro Bowl berth as an injury replacement.

Feb. 6, 2011: Started in Super Bowl win over Pittsburgh; suffered game-ending ankle injury in second quarter.

Sept. 18, 2011: Became Packers’ all-time receiving yardage leader at Carolina.

Jan. 15, 2012: Became franchise leader in playoff catches in divisional game vs. Giants.

May 2012: Won the 14th season of the ABC television show, “Dancing With the Stars.”

Spring 2012: Accepted pay cut to remain with the Packers.

Jan. 12, 2013: Played in his final game during divisional playoff loss at San Francisco.

Jan. 31, 2013: Announced his retirement.

Feb. 6, 2013: Formal retirement ceremony at the Lambeau Field Atrium.

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