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Dancing with the Stars


Packers wide receiver Donald Driver has a new championship trophy: The Dancing with the Stars Mirror Ball trophy!

With a big boost from the public voting, Driver beat out actor William Levy and opera singer Katherine Jenkins, ending what even past contestants called the most competitive season of Dancing with the Stars ever.

"It took me 13 seasons to win the Super Bowl, but it took me only one season to win the Mirror Ball, so, I'm happy about that,' Driver reacted after Tuesday night's finale.

Even if this season is over, you can still get your dancing fix next week when WBAY-TV airs a one-hour special documenting Donald's journey on ABC's Dancing with the Stars. It includes Driver's reflections on the show and reaction from his family.

"Donald Driver: Welcome Home" airs at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 1, on WBAY-TV 2.

Donald Driver/Peta Murgatroyd Gavin DeGraw/Karina Smirnoff Gladys Knight/Tristan MacManus
Jack Wagner/Anna Trebunskaya Jaleel White/Kym Johnson Katherine Jenkins/Mark Ballas
Maria Menounos/Derek Hough Martina Navratilova/Tony Dovolani Melissa Gilbert/Maksim Chmerkovskly
Roshon Fegan/Chelsie Hightower Sherri Shepherd/Val Chmerkovskly William Levy/Cheryl Burke

Donald Driver/Peta Murgatroyd
Gavin DeGraw/Karina Smirnoff (week 1)
Gladys Knight/Tristan MacManus (week 5)
Jack Wagner/Anna Trebunskaya (week 2)
Jaleel White/Kym Johnson (week 6)
Katherine Jenkins/Mark Ballas
Maria Menounos/Derek Hough (week 8)
Martina Navratilova/Tony Dovolani (week 3)
Melissa Gilbert/Maksim Chmerkovskly (week 7)
Roshon Fegan/Chelsie Hightower (week 7)
Sherri Shepherd/Val Chmerkovskly (week 4)
William Levy/Cheryl Burke

Hosted by Tom Bergeron ("America's Funniest Home Videos") and Brooke Burke Charvet, the celebrities will perform choreographed dance routines which will be judged by renowned ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.

Catch "dance fever" this season on WBAY-TV 2!

For a chance to win two tickets to the live taping of the final "Dancing with the Stars" live  performance show, click the image below. Click here for full contest rules.

"Dancing With The Stars" Ticket Contest

Donald Driver biography

Donald Driver has overcome a childhood of homelessness and overcome obstacles to become a Super Bowl champion and the All-Time Leading Receiver in Green Bay Packers history.

After being selected in the last round of the NFL draft, he went on to hold the Packers’ all-time receiving records for yards and receptions, as well as a host of others. Driver faced struggles growing up that many could not imagine. Growing up homeless and living in a U-Haul truck for a period of time, he was inspired to become one of the most community-minded athletes of our generation.

He and his wife, Betina, created the Donald Driver Foundation in 2001 with a focus on homelessness, education and health & wellness initiatives. He has donated his time for hundreds of community appearances.

Driver is most proud of his family, wife Betina and kids Cristian, Christina and Charity. His kids, and his commitment to education, drove him to write three children’s books revolving around the lovable character “Quickie.” The books’ illustrations and stories are based on his family. He recently read his latest book, Quickie Wins a Championship, at the Library of Congress at an event that featured First Lady Michelle Obama.

DONALD DRIVER joins PETA MURGATROYD, who is returning for her second season as a professional partner.


Donald Driver Dancing with the Stars
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