Gophers football: Cristian Driver, son of ex-Packers WR Donald Driver, commits to the U

The Gophers football program added a transfer receiver with a well-known surname on Sunday.

Former Penn State wideout Cristian Driver — the son of former Green Bay Packers receiver Donald Driver — pledged to Minnesota.

“1000% committed!! #gopher,” Driver wrote on X. “ROW THEM DAMN BOATS.”

Driver, who was a four-star recruit coming out of Liberty Christian High School in Argyle, Texas, played sparingly in his two seasons for the Nittany Lions.

The 5-foot-11, 192-pound target had one catch for eight yards and two tackles on special teams across six games last season. He played four games as a true freshman in 2022 and has two years of eligibility remaining at Minnesota.

“RowTheBoat @GopherFootball,” posted Donald Driver, who came out of Alcorn State to make three Pro Bowls in a 14-year NFL career.

Minnesota has now added five new players via the NCAA transfer portal since early December.

Transfer portal tracker

Incoming players (Previous school)

Dec. 3

QB Max Brosmer (New Hampshire)

Dec. 10

DT Jordan Guerad (Fla. International)

RB Trent Howland (Indiana)

DE Eddy Toussom (Navarro JUCO)

CB Ethan Robinson (Bucknell)

Dec. 17

QB Logan Fife (Fresno State)

CB Jaionte McMillan (TCU)

Dec. 20

DT Quindario Lee (Central Michigan)


WR Cristian Driver (Penn State)

RB Marcus Major (Oklahoma)

Outgoing players (Next school)

Nov. 28

QB Athan Kaliakmanis (Rutgers)

QB Drew Viotto (Eastern Michigan)

RB Marquese Williams (Akron)

OL JJ Guedet (Illinois State)

Nov. 29

WR Dino Kaliakmanis (Rutgers)

Nov. 30

RB Zach Evans (North Texas)

Dec. 4

OL Tyrell Lawrence (Alabama A&M)

Dec. 16

DT Jordan Guerad (Louisville)

Dec. 17

RB Trent Howland (Indiana)

Dec. 20

DE Eddy Toussom (Alabama Birmingham)


DT Quindario Lee


QB Logan Fife

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