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Derek Carr
Fresno State BulldogsNo. 4
Quarterback Redshirt Freshman
Major: Undeclared
Date of birth: March 28, 1991 (1991-03-28) (age 18)
Place of birth: Bakersfield, California
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
Career history
High school: Bakersfield Christian High School,
Bakersfield, California
 College(s):
  • Fresno State (2009–present)
Career highlights and awards
  • No notable achievements
Stats at ESPN.com

Derek Dallas Carr (born March 28, 1991) is an American football quarterback for the Fresno State Bulldogs. He is also known as the little brother of former number one overall pick David Carr.

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Biography

Carr was born in Bakersfield, California, the youngest of three children, to Rodger and Sheryl Carr.[1] He and his family relocated to the Houston, Texas area in 2002 when his oldest brother, David Carr, became the first overall draft pick of the then-expansion Houston Texans. [2]

High school

Carr's high school football career began at Clements High School in Sugar Land, Texas. After playing on the freshman team his first year, he became a back-up quarterback on the varsity team as a sophomore. He didn't prepare himself to become the starting quarterback, but a preseason injury to another quarterback thrust him into the role.[3]

Carr made gradual progress as a starter with Clements High School. He passed for 1,246 yards and 12 touchdowns as a sophomore, and 1,622 yards and 16 touchdowns as a junior.[4 ] While a junior, Carr led his team to an undefeated 13-0 season (playoffs included) before losing in the quarterfinals of the 2007 Class 5A Division 2 State playoffs in Region 3 to the (also undefeated) Katy High School Tigers, the eventual champions.[5] Also during his junior year, Carr was heavily recruited. His college choices included Fresno State, SMU, Boise State, the University of Southern California, UCLA, and Utah. Of these schools, only Fresno State, SMU, and Utah made a scholarship offer towards Carr. Ultimately, he verbally committed to Fresno State on May 25, 2008, at the end of his junior year. Carr was the program's first recruit of the 2009 class.[6]

Meanwhile, in February 2008, Bakersfield Christian High School athletic director and ex-NFL player Doug Barnett confirmed that Carr would transfer to BCHS, amid rumors that he would've gone to nearby Stockdale High School or Bakersfield High School, two schools with historically good football programs.[7] Ironically, Derek Carr passed on Stockdale High School, the same school where his older brother not only went to for four years[8 ], but was even voted "Most Likely to Become Famous".[8 ]

As a senior, Carr lead the Eagles football team to a 12-1 record and the Division V championship; the only blemish came at home against Oaks Christian High School, a national football powerhouse, during the team's season opener. On October 29, 2008, Carr was selected by ESPN RISE as the National Football Player of the Week after passing for 441 yards and three touchdowns in a game against Tehachapi High School five days earlier.[9] Carr would eventually set a Central Section record by throwing an unprecedented 544 yards in a win against Arvin High School on November 7, 2008.[10] Carr was also selected by The Bakersfield Californian as the 2008 All-Area Football Player of the Year. [2] After his high school football career finished, Carr was named the National Player of the Year by the National Private Schools Athletic Association in 2009.[11]

College

Carr enrolled as an early-entry freshman for the spring semester at Fresno State in 2009 so he could participate in spring football with the Bulldogs.[12]

Fresno State head coach Pat Hill stated that Carr, a true freshman, was "in the mix" for the starting quarterback position as late as mid-July.[13] However, days before the 2009 season began in September, Hill announced the junior Ryan Colburn would start over Carr.[14]

Carr wears the number 4 as an homage to his favorite NFL player, Brett Favre.[1]

Statistics

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High school

 Year   Team
G
S
W
Comp
Att
Pct
Yds
Td
Int
2006 Clements (TX)        
11
11
8
84
162
51.9
1,246
12
7
2007 Clements (TX)
14
14
13
117
205
57.1
1,622
16
8
2008 Bakersfield Christian (CA)
13
13
12
280
413
67.0
4,067
46
9
       Career
G
S
W
Comp
Att
Pct
Yds
TD
Int
       3 Years
38
38
33
481
780
58.7
6,935
74
24

[4 ] Statistics from Rivals.com

References

  1. ^ a b "Derek Carr Profile". GoBulldogs.com. 2009-03-24. http://www.gobulldogs.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/carr_derek00.html. Retrieved 2009-09-30.  
  2. ^ a b Ewing, Zach (2008-12-27). "BCHS' Carr honored as All-Area Football Player of the Year". The Bakersfield Californian. http://www.bakersfield.com/news/sports/local/x801453275/BCHS-Carr-honored-as-All-Area-Football-Player-of-the-Year. Retrieved 2009-09-30.  
  3. ^ "David Carr's little brother small but attracting attention". CBS SportsLine.com wire reports. 2006-11-16. http://www.cbssports.com/print/nfl/story/9808283/rss. Retrieved 2009-09-30.  
  4. ^ a b "Recruiting Page on Rivals.com". Rivals.com. http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/player-Derek-Carr-69877. Retrieved 2009-09-30.  
  5. ^ "2007 Texas 5A Division 2 State Playoff Bracket". 5atexasfootball.com. http://www.5atexasfootball.com/d2bracket07.htm. Retrieved 2009-09-30.  
  6. ^ Anteola, Bryant-Jon (2008-05-27). "Brother says he'll follow ex-star Carr to Fresno State". The Fresno Bee.  
  7. ^ "BCHS Gets a Younger Carr". The Bakersfield Californian. http://bchs.iestemp.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=dep_menu&menu_id=5091&dept_id=42. Retrieved 2009-09-30.  
  8. ^ a b "Stockdale Salutes David Carr". khsd.k12.ca.us/stockdale. http://www.khsd.k12.ca.us/stockdale/DirDavidCarr/David.htm. Retrieved 2009-09-30.  
  9. ^ "RISE Football Players of the Week". ESPNRISE.com. 2008-10-29. http://sports.espn.go.com/highschool/rise/football/news/story?id=3670741. Retrieved 2009-09-30.  
  10. ^ "Year in review: Thrilling victories, crushing tragedies". The Bakersfield Californian. 2008-12-28. http://www.bakersfield.com/news/sports/local/x234176004/Year-in-review-Thrilling-victories-crushing-tragedies. Retrieved 2009-09-30.  
  11. ^ "BCHS' Carr gets national award". The Bakersfield Californian. 2009-03-19. http://www.bakersfield.com/news/sports/local/x1304814975/BCHS-Carr-gets-national-award. Retrieved 2009-09-30.  
  12. ^ Warszawski, Marek (2008-12-14). "Instant Impact? - With no clear-cut QB for '09, the Bulldogs might decide to try Carr as a freshman". The Fresno Bee.  
  13. ^ Ewing, Zach (2009-07-16). "Hill discusses quarterback situation, but won’t reveal starter". The Bakersfield Californian. http://www.bakersfield.com/news/sports/local/x1216783349/Hill-discusses-quarterback-situation-but-wont-reveal-starter. Retrieved 2009-09-30.  
  14. ^ Lyght, Daniel (2009-09-04). "Carr accepts role with 'Dogs - Touted freshman ready for call if needed at QB". The Fresno Bee.  

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