Driver ready for "Dancing with the Stars"Wisconsin News
-- “Dancing With the Stars” always gets high ratings. And Packer fans could give the show even higher ratings beginning tonight.
“Dancing With the Stars” always gets high ratings. And Packer fans could give the show even higher ratings beginning tonight.
That’s because Donald Driver – Green Bay’s all-time leading receiver – is among the contestants. The four-time Pro Bowler and is part of a celebrity cast that includes Melissa Gilbert, actor Jack Wagner, singing great Gladys Knight, and tennis legend Martina Navratilova. Driver’s partner is Peta Murgatroyd. She says Driver’s years of stutter-stepping on the football field will help him in the ballroom. Driver figures that he spends five hours a day in dancing – plus a football workout. He said he talked with Packers’ coach Mike McCarthy before agreeing to do the show – and McCarthy said Driver should quote, “try to win the whole thing.” He promised his teammates he would not be eliminated in the first round. That’s what happened a year ago to Lakers’ basketball player Metta World Peace, the former Ron Artest. N-F-L stars Hines Ward and Emmitt Smith have won the Dancing With the Stars trophy in the past. The two-hour live season premiere begins at seven tonight on A-B-C.