The productive career of Donald Driver officially came to a close Wednesday in front of those who adored the receiver most during his 14-season run with the Green Bay Packers.
The Lambeau Field Atrium opened its doors to more than 1,000 fans for a morning-long celebration that saw the 38-year-old wideout officially announce his retirement from the NFL.
Driver delivered a tearful address, listing Packers greats who came before him and citing his “opportunity to walk away from the game, knowing that I’ve given it all I can.”
“Even though I feel that I can still play the game, God has made the answer clear to me, the time is now,” Driver said. “I have to retire a Green Bay Packer. I’ve always said I never wanted to wear another uniform, but always the green and gold.”