Donald Driver gets street, statue in Green Bay

GREEN BAY (WITI) -- Former Packers wide receiver Donald Driver was honored in Green Bay Saturday, June 15th, with a street named after him, as well as a statue.

Hundreds of fans packed the corner of Dousman and Pearl near Titletown Brewing Company to see the unveiling of Donald Driver Way and the famous Packers statue, which was repainted with the number 80 to represent Driver.

"We have sealed the deal with this man, and he is ours forever now," said fan Dale Decker.

Driver was truly humbled by the honors.

"From coming living on the streets to now having a street of your own, I would never have imagined in a million years that this would happen, so I think it's a tribute to my kids and my family of what we've been through," Driver said.

Driver also participated in the dedication of a miniature Donald Driver Way at the Green Bay Children's Museum.

"This is probably better than having it on an actual street because that's where it all starts, you know, with your children and trying to rear them and nurture them to their full potential," said Driver's wife, Betina.

Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt says the care that Driver's family showed the community will leave a lasting legacy.

"The way I see Donald Driver is a little bit more about community and a little less about football, and I feel it was appropriate," said Mayor Schmitt.

Fans say they are grateful for everything Driver has brought to Green Bay.

"I think he exemplifies everything that is good about human beings," said Jennifer Garner.

"He's a great guy and he's a Packer through and through," said Glenda Truse.

The Driver family will be in Wisconsin for the remainder of the weekend as Sunday, June 16th is the annual Donald Driver Charity Softball Game at Fox Cities Stadium in Grand Chute.