Walker says Driver invited him to retirement

CREATED Feb 6, 2013

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  • Gov. Scott Walker (elft) presents Donald Driver with a proclamation Wednesday, February 6, 2013 during his official retirement announcement at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. Driver finishes his 14-year career as the Green Bay Packers all-time leader in yards receiving (10,137 yards), catches (743) and 1,000-yard seasons (seven), and is third behind Don Hutson and Sterling Sharpe with 61 touchdown receptions. A four-time Pro Bowler, he was Green Bay's MVP in 2002 and was part of the team that won the Super Bowl following the 2010 season. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker says retiring Green Bay Packers receiver Donald Driver personally called him to invite him to his retirement celebration at Lambeau Field.

Walker is sporting a Packers tie for the event. He spoke about it Wednesday morning during a speech at a meeting of the Wisconsin Counties Association.

Walker says he was happy to accept Driver's invitation to attend the event. And he says if he didn't, "My 17-year-old would have killed me."

Walker also declared Wednesday as "Donald Driver Day" in Wisconsin.

Walker says from Driver's performance on the field to "Dancing with the Stars," Driver has done a fantastic job entertaining.

Driver announced his retirement Jan. 31 and the Packers scheduled a farewell event at Lambeau Field on Wednesday.