donald driver gi Who is Donald Driver? Meet 'Dancing with the Stars'' Season 14 NFL guyEarly Tuesday (Feb. 28) morning, the “Dancing with the Stars” Season 14 cast was revealed and filled with familiar faces: “Little House on the Prairie” star Melissa Gilbert, “View” co-host Sherri Shepherd and even tennis great Martina Navratilova. Also on the list, Green Bay Packer Donald Driver.

The 37-year-old wide receiver is the latest in a long string of NFL-ers to compete for the mirrorball trophy. His predecessors — Emmitt Smith (Season 3 winner), Hines Ward (Season 12 winner), Chad Ochocinco, Lawrence Taylor and Jerry Rice — all did well, so he’s got big dancing shoes to fill.

Driver is a 13-year veteran of the Packers who has a busy philanthropic life, too. The Donald Driver Foundation helps sick children with unmanageable hospital bills and housing for the homeless. He’s also the author of three children’s books, the football-themed “Quickie Handles a Loss,” “Quickie Makes the Team” and “Quickie Goes to the Big Game.”

Forbes posits that a charismatic run on “DWTS” — and that’s all up to Driver and how he handles himself on camera — could lead to endorsement deals and help him build a rep as a public figure.

Posted by:Liz Kelly Nelson