Driver's 596th catch sets team mark

Updated: October 18, 2009, 1:58 PM ET
Associated Press

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Packers wide receiver Donald Driver has caught the most passes in Green Bay's franchise history.

Driver made the 5-yard reception against Detroit early in the first quarter of Sunday's game for his 596th catch, one more than Sterling Sharpe. Driver has caught a pass in each of his last 116 games, also a Packers' franchise mark.

He immediately knew the magnitude of the moment before the formal announcement at Lambeau Field.

He pointed upward and waved at Packers fans to thank them before making sure the ball was saved. Driver was a seventh-round pick by the Packers in 1999. He's spent his entire career in Green Bay, playing in 150 games and starting 113 of them.

The catch put Green Bay at the Lions 6, and the Packers scored four plays later to take a 14-0 lead.


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