Donald Driver Gets Personal in 'Driven'

The Super Bowl champ opens up about childhood, poverty and drugs in his new memoir.
3:10 | 10/22/13

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Wonderful to have donald driver with us, as he has been all morning. Not only for his take on "dancing with the stars." But also to share his brand-new and beautiful memoir. It is out today. It is called "driven." And donald, you really have. That really describes you. And reading it, you went there, my friend. You were authentic, genuine, real. Talk to people about the difficult childhood you had in houston. You know, for me, it's always tough. You know, to go through the trials, the tribulations, the ups and downs, the highs and the lows. And you try to justify your situation. I never tried to justify mine. I think everything that happened, especially this book, everything that happened throughout my life has been -- has made me the person that I am today. And I can never look back and question anything I've done. I know you said you don't have any regrets at all. And your mom, doing the best that she can. But you said, made some mistakes. And that you were in a lifestyle of seeing people, drug dealers, driving fancy cars. And you wanted that, too. Exactly. As a kid, that's all you see. All you want. And people always ask, how do you get out of it? Right. I tell kids, how do you want to be remembered at the end of the day? That's what it's all about. I didn't want to be remembered as a kid, that everyone looked at and said, this kid was bad. Every time I look at this person, I look at how he has had success. I smile. You have the best smile. No one really thought maybe you would be playing football. Play all those years. Get the super bowl ring. Win "dancing with the stars." What's next? I know you are driven in charity. Next for me is the memoir. The book. And then, I have driven to achieve, an award banquet I have to honor people that do so much in the world that don't get recognized for what they do. It's time to honor them and take the light off myself for a Touchdown, fumble. I know you've been concerned. I had too many fumbles. We don't have the skinny mic. Fumble or touchdown. You have to get these true or false. When you joined the packers in 1999, they had won more championships than any other nfl team, a total of 14. Touchdown or fumble? 14? That is fumble. You got it right. It is a fumble. There were 13. But he had to think about it. The packers have won four super bowl championships. Okay. That's a touchdown. You were with them. And I was with them on that one. This is the final one. You were the fourth nfl player to win the "dancing with the stars" mirrorball trophy. Fumble? Fumble? I was three. And the other two -- emmitt smith and hines ward. And the crowd is going crazy. You are beloved there, back at lambeau, in houston, and here. Thank you so much. Congratulations. Thank you. Keep doing your blue...

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