GREEN BAY – The Packers' all-time leading receiver, Donald Driver, has been selected for induction into the Black College Football Hall of Fame as one of seven members of the Class of 2022.
A seventh-round draft pick out of Alcorn State in 1999, Driver holds Green Bay's franchise records for career receptions (743) and receiving yards (10,137).
The three-time Pro Bowler played 14 seasons (1999-2012) for the Packers, catching at least 50 passes nine times and eclipsing 1,000 yards seven times, both additional franchise marks.
The Black College Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on June 18 at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.
The seven members of the Class of '22 will be introduced at the inaugural HBCU Legacy Bowl on Feb. 19 in New Orleans. The group also includes former Vikings receiver Sammy White (Grambling State University), former Cowboys offensive lineman Nate Newton (Florida A&M University) and former Patriots tight end Ben Coates (Livingstone College).
Driver played three seasons at Alcorn State (1996-98), catching 88 passes for 1,933 yards and 17 touchdowns, before then Packers GM Ron Wolf selected him 213th overall in '99, using a seventh-round pick acquired via trade. Driver was also a track and field star who qualified for the Olympic trials in the high jump.