Donald Driver to appear on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Chris Chase

Following in the brave footsteps of football players like Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smith, Jason Taylor, Warren Sapp, Lawrence Taylor, Michael Irvin, Chad Ochocinco, Kurt Warner ... and bald men such as Hines Ward, Evander Holyfield, Clyde Drexler, Maurice Greene, Jason Taylor and Donny Osmond, Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver will appear on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."

My goodness, there have been a lot of seasons of that show.

The ageless Driver will be competing in the show's 14th competition, which begins March 19. He'll be paired with dancer Peta Murgatroyd, who you won't remember was teamed with Ron Artest last season and got eliminated in the first week.

Driver will be competing with a soap opera actor turned celebrity golf star (Jack Wagner), Tracy Jordan's wife from "30 Rock" (Sherri Shepherd), Urkel (Jaleel White), someone trying to catch that midnight train to Georgia (Gladys Knight), one of the greatest tennis players in history (Martina Navratilova) and a Disney Channel star whose Wikipedia entry says "occupation: actor, rapper, ballet dancer" (Roshon Fegan), among others.

Television personality Maria Menounos will be there too. Surely, Mario Lopez is thinking of a bet as we speak.

Driver is the 10th current or former NFL player to appear on the show. Smith and Ward won their seasons. Rice was a runner-up to that Lachey guy from 98 Degrees. No, not Nick, the other one.

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