GREEN BAY, Wis. -- When the alarm begins to sound inside Donald Driver's college dorm room, his home during training camp, the 37-year-old Packers wide receiver still has the motivation after 13 NFL seasons not hit the snooze button. That might not seem like much, but to Driver, it means everything.
For Driver, it's a sign that he still has the energy to show up for a drill-oriented July practice. It's a sign that he still feels like he has something to prove against defensive backs who are, in some cases, 15 years younger than him.
"That day you don't want to get out of that bed, then it's over for you," Driver said following Tuesday's practice. "For whatever reason, at 6 o'clock, I still jump out of the bed. The day it's 6 o'clock and I hit the snooze button, it's over. It's over for me."
That hasn't happened yet, and if Driver has his way, it won't happen for quite a while.
"I've always said I want to play until I'm 40 (and) I'm not denying that at all," Driver said.