Packers' Driver to compete on 'Dancing With the Stars'

CREATED Feb 28, 2012

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  • Donald Driver, Aaron Rodgers. | Photo: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

LOS ANGELES - A popular Green Bay Packer has been tabbed to compete on one of the nation's most-watched reality shows.

Packers wide receiver Donald Driver will join the list of celebrities competing on the program's upcoming season.

He will compete with dance partner Peta Murgatroyd against celebrity dancers including actors Melissa Gilbert, Jack Wagner and Jaleel White, tennis star Martina Navratilova and singers Gavin DeGraw and Gladys Knight and their dance partners.

The announcement was made on ABC's Good Morning America Tuesday morning.

The first program of the new season happens Monday, March 19.

Other NFL players who have competed during or after their career include Jerry Rice, Emmett Smith,  Jason Taylor and Hines Ward.

Both Smith and Ward won the entire competition in their seasons on the show.