Packers' Driver will be 'Dancing with the Stars'

Posted Feb. 28, 2012 @ 1:20 p.m.
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While it remains to be seen whether veteran WR Donald Driver will be back with the Packers next season, he will at least be kept busy for a spell this offseason appearing on the upcoming season of "Dancing with the Stars", ABC announced this morning on "Good Morning America."

Driver will be attempting to literally follow in the footsteps of fellow NFL star Hines Ward, who won last year's competition. Other former noteworthy NFL stars that have appeared on the increasingly popular TV show are Emmitt Smith, who finished first in the competition a few years back; Jerry Rice; and Kurt Warner.

Joining Driver on the 14th season of the show are: actor Jack Wagner of "Melrose Place;" Melissa Gilbert, from "Little House on the Prairie;" "The View" co-host Sherri Shepherd; Jaleel White, best known as Steve Urkel from "Family Matters;" tennis legend Martina Navratilova; TV host Maria Menounos; Motown great Gladys Knight; opera singer Katherine Jenkins; actor Roshon Fegan; singer Gavin DeGraw; and Telenovela actor William Levy.

Driver's partner will be professional dancer Peta Murgatroyd.