Dancing With the Stars' Donald Driver: I Asked Chad Ochocinco for Advice!
Green Bay Packers Wide Receiver Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd scored a decent 21/30 points during Monday's season premiere of Dancing With the Stars, but it'll take more than that to win the coveted Mirror Ball trophy.
"We've been thinking about [winning it] since the first day! That hasn't changed," Driver, 37, told Us Weekly post-show. "We want it and it would look good next to my Super Bowl trophy! Peta's won a lot of awards in her career, so I know she'd like to have that Mirror Ball trophy as well."
Driver, who performed the Cha-Cha-Cha with Murgatroyd, wasn't nervous about showing off his new dance moves on the ABC series.
"I play in front of 70,000 fans week in and week out, and I may drop the ball in practice, I may run the ball the wrong way, but once it's game time it's game on," Driver said. "Tonight it was game on."
Prior to his debut, Driver consulted fellow NFL player Chad Ochocinco, 34, who competed during Season 10 of Dancing With the Stars.
"I was trying to make sure that the first dance went well, but I had to ask one person, and that was Chad. I said, 'Chad, tell me exactly what to do.' And he said, 'Don't talk back to the judges and make sure you have great posture.' So next week I'll do that. I don't talk back!" Driver told Us. "So I'll just make sure I have great posture and we'll be on our way."
Classical singer Katherine Jenkins and Family Matters actor Jaleel White tied for first place with 26/30 points each, while singer Gavin DeGraw, Little House on the Prairie actress Melissa Gilbert and tennis pro Martina Navratilova tied for last place with 20/30 points.
Dancing With the Stars airs Tuesday at 9 p.m. EST on ABC.