The first weeks of DWTS prep are bound to be arduous, as stars whip themselves into shape in an effort to get ready for the stage. But one DWTS Season 14 star who's working extra hard for that goal? Green Bay Packers wide receiver-turned-author Donald Driver, who is reportedly working harder than ever so he can take home the Mirror Ball. 

According to TMZ, Donald has been in the habit of practicing with his partner Peta Murgatroyd for up to five hours a day, then using his "down time" to study dance videos on YouTube, paying specific attention to the fancy footwork of male professional dancers; in other words, he's applying the time-honored tradition of football players studying past plays to his new career as a dancer. But his drive to win isn't just a personal thing: He's even keeping Peta on a strict diet in the weeks leading up to the premiere.

"Donald's work ethic is INSANE!" claims a DWTS insider. It sure sounds like it!

Source: TMZ

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