Who is Donald Driver? Meet 'Dancing with the Stars'' Season 14 NFL guy

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donald-driver-gi.jpgEarly 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.

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