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Packers' Driver wins DWTS competition

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Donald Driver is the 14th champion of "Dancing With the Stars." The Green Bay Packers' receiver beat out Katherine Jenkins and William Levy last night on ABC. And the Super Bowl champion adds the Mirror Ball trophy to his collection of honors.

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Driver and his partner Peta Murgatroyd capped off 10 weeks of ballroom competition with a final cha-cha, in which the muscular Driver went shirtless. It gave him his second perfect score from the judges in two nights. With all three contestants just one point apart, it was Monday night's viewer votes that put Driver over the top.

The exact vote totals were not released, but they counted for 50-percent of the final scores. Packer fans came through all season, as their votes kept Driver in the competition. On Monday, Packers Clay Matthews and James Jones went on Twitter to campaign for their teammate. Miss America, Wisconsin's Laura Kaeppeler, tweeted a pitch. And even Governor Scott Walker and his recall election opponent Tom Barrett urged fans to vote for Driver in a video produced by the player's marketing team. Driver got hugs from his family as the confetti rained down last night. But he didn't have much time to celebrate, as he flew from Los Angeles to New York overnight to appear on ABC's "Good Morning America." Driver joins Emmitt Smith and Hines Ward as the third NFL player to win the dancing crown.

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