Donald Driver enters the Black College Football Hall of Fame

Donald Driver is a Packers Hall of Famer and one of Green Bay’s most popular players of the past two decades. For Black History Month, the wide receiver is honoring his roots with another Hall of Fame selection.

The driver went to Alcorn State. A 7th round pick of the Packers. His football career seems to be a surprise to some.

“I got a phone call from a good friend of mine, Doug Williams, who created and started the Black College Hall of Fame,” Driver said. “I saw the call coming but I didn’t answer it because I was training.”

That’s why Driver entering the Black College Football Hall of Fame means so much to him.

“He said hey man, congratulations, and I said ‘On what?’ He said ‘you walked in’ and I said ‘walked into what?’ He said ‘you got into the Black College Hall of Fame’ and I said ‘man that’s such an honor’ I never would have thought in my wildest dreams that the Black College Football Hall of Fame would be created, but it is,” Driver said.

As the Packers franchise leader in catches and receiving yards, he likens that honor to the Packers Hall of Fame.

“You’re one of the greatest players that’s ever played there. And now I’m one of the greatest black college football players in the country, in the world. I can get in with some amazing guys and I get to wear this jacket that these guys created, and I can wear it with pride,” says Driver.

The Black College Football Hall of Fame is located in Canton, Ohio. And while he’s away, he dreams of another call from Canton, to Pro Football Hall. But he has no idea what voters are looking for.

“I don’t know Lance. I tried my best to look back on my career and say, ‘I should be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.’ I don’t know the stats that everybody’s looking at I think it’s going to get to a point where if they gave me a plan and said hey you need a thousand catches, you need 15,000 yards , you need 100 touchdowns to be guaranteed to get into the Hall of Fame, I’d probably still be playing today,” Driver said.

In addition to Black History Month, Driver is also proud to host the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame in April where all three inductees are black, with LeRoy Butler, Bobby Dandridge and Dave Robinson receiving the honors.

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