Will 'DWTS' Inspire Touchdown Dance for Driver?
By ROBERT PACE
April 23, 2012
Having played professional football for 13 seasons, Donald Driver has taken his fancy footwork to the Dancing with the Stars dance floor, and now the NFL veteran is planning to use his Dancing experience to help him with an aspect of his football career--his touchdown dance.
"We have to make one of these moves my touchdown dance," Driver said to ET during rehearsal. "Everybody's been talking about what [will be] the new touchdown dance, and me and Peta--we'll choreograph something before we go back to Wisconsin," he added, stating that he would try out the dance in the preseason and then put the final touches on it when the season starts.
When asked whether the rigorous schedule of Dancing with the Stars or football training camp was tougher, Driver said that they are both difficult in their own light. "I think both of 'em are tough," he evaluated. "[In] dancing you [are] moving your body and twisting in ways that you normally don't twist and I think that's the tough part about it."
Driver, who is considered by many to be the forerunner in the competition alongside Katherine Jenkins, addressed his wife's thoughts about his more sensual moves with his dancing partner Peta Murgatroyd.
"She's OK with it now. She wasn't at first," he said. "She understands that you have to entertain the crowd [and that] you have to give the crowd what they want to make sure that you get your votes to stay on the show. So, I think she's having fun with it now."
Check out Driver tonight on Dancing with the Stars, which airs at 8 p.m. on ABC, as he takes on the fox trot for Motown Week.