Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 174 lbs
Round 7 - #213
NFL Draft Notes
- Tremendous track-and-field athlete who has qualified for and competed in the Olympic trials. Has won the Southwestern Athletic Conference decathlon championship and been named the SWAC's outstanding track athlete. Has also high-jumped 7 feet 6 inches and long-jumped 25-5. Has shown great improvement on the football field the past three years. Caught 12 passes for 249 yards and a touchdown in '96, 21-556-6 in '97 and 55-1,128-10 as a senior. Averaged 26.5 yards per reception in '97 and 20.5 per grab in '98.
- Driver started in all eleven games and led the team in receiving yards with 556 on 21 catches...scored six touchdowns while averaging 26.5 yards per catch...in track and field he won the Southwestern Athletic Conference title in both the long (25' 5"), triple (50' 2") and high jump (7' 2") in the league's indoor meet.
- Played in all eleven games...caught passes in six games...caught 12 passes for 249 yards and one touchdown...average 20.8 yards per catch...in track and field, he qualified for the NCAA Championships in both the long and high jump...had a long jump of 25 feet and five inches and a leap of seven feet and six inches in the high jump...qualified for the Olympics in the high jump with a leap of 7 feet, 6 1/2 inches which was number one in the nation in 1996...was named the 1995 SWAC's most outstanding performer in the conference meet while wining the league title in both the long and triple jump and the decathlon...also won the honor in the SWAC indoor meet.
- Driver earned letters in both football, baseball, basketball, track and cross country, while attending Milby high school...honorable mention All-State...was rated as the number five wide receiver prospect in the country according to Dave Campbell's Texas Football.
- Donald Jerome Driver was born February 2, 1975 in Houston, TX...parents are Marvin Driver and Faye Gray...is majoring in accounting...career goal is to own a business...hobbies are swimming, playing basketball and golf and going to church..is involved in various speaking engagements at various elementary and high schools in the area.