MEET QB DEREK CARR
April 28, 2014INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
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2013 (Senior):Became the fourth quarterback in FBS history to throw for over 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns in a season ... Led the nation in total offense (5,199), total passing yards (5,082), passing yards per game (390.9), passing touchdowns (50) completions per game (34.85), touchdowns responsible for (52), total points responsible for (302) and points responsible for per game (24.2) ... His 50 touchdown passes tied for the fourth-most in FBS single-season history ... Established new league and school records for passing yards, attempts and touchdowns ... Set a new MW record with 305 consecutive pass attempts without an interception from Oct. 5-Nov. 29 and also had 180-straight pass attempts without throwing a pick from Aug. 29-Sept. 28 ... Threw for over 400 yards in 8-of-13 games and had four or more touchdowns in seven games, which led the nation in both categories ... Was responsible for 44 more touchdowns than he was turnovers, a figure that led all FBS players by four... Extended his nation-leading streak of consecutive games with a touchdown pass to 33 ... Became the 19th quarterback in FBS history to throw for over 10,000 yards and 100 touchdowns in a career ... Also became the 13th quarterback in the FBS to throw for over 4,000 yards in back-to-back seasons and the first Fresno State quarterback to throw for over 3,000 yards three times ... Set a new school and tied the MW record with seven touchdowns passes in a win over New Mexico when hew threw for a season-high 522 yards ... Threw for 519 yards and six touchdowns the week after the New Mexico game in a loss at San Jose State ... Had 460 yards passing and four touchdowns in a win over Boise State on Sept. 20 to snap a seven-game losing streak to the Broncos ... Tossed five touchdowns and recorded 456 yards passing in the season-opening victory over Rutgers ... Set a new school record single-season with a 68.7 completion percentage ... Owns 25 school records and 21 Mountain West records.
2012 (Junior):Named the 2012 Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year ... named to the Sports Illustrated 2012 All-America honorable mention team ... was an unanimous first-team All-MW selection, becoming the fifth QB in league history with that distinction ... named to the Capital One Academic All-District 8 first-team ... selected to the 2012 Mountain West Academic All-Conference team ... set a new Mountain West single-season record with 4,104 passing yards, which ranked eighth nationally ... his 37 touchdown passes tied for No. 3 in the FBS and his 37-7 touchdown-to-interception ratio ranked third for all QBs with at least 300 completions ... set a new MW single-season record with three 400-yard passing games ... ranked eighth nationally and first in the Mountain West with 315.7 passing yards per game ... his 155.9 pass efficiency rating ranked 15th nationally ... threw three or more TDs in 7-of-13 games ... in four games from Sept. 15-Oct. 6 he threw 15 touchdown passes, which is the second-most in a four-game stretch in school history ... his 17 touchdown passes over the final five games of the regular season were the second-most in any five-game stretch in school history and he only had one interception during that stretch ... was a three-time Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week, three-time MAACO Bowl Las Vegas Mountain West Player of the Week and twice honored as the Manning Award quarterback of the week ... set a new school record for single-game completion percentage in the regular season finale against Air Force when he connected on 28-of-32 passes (.875) for 452 yards and four touchdowns. He was named the National Offensive Player of the Week by the Walter Camp Foundation and the CFPA's National Performer of the Week and National QB of the Week following that game ... was one of just three FBS quarterbacks on the season to have three games with over 400 yards passing and four touchdowns on the year ... set new Mountain West and school single-game records for completions (42) and total offense (570) in a 52-40 win over SDSU ... his 536 yards passing in that game vs. the Aztecs tied the school record ... threw five touchdowns against SDSU and five also against Colorado on Sept. 15, when all five TDs vs. the Buffs were thrown in the first half ... completed 17-of-22 passes for 300 yards against the Buffaloes ... surpassed 6,000 yards passing in his career on Oct. 20 when he threw for 268 yards and three TDs in a 42-14 win over Wyoming ... named the Manning Award Quarterback of the Week and the MW Offensive Player of the Week after throwing for 416 yards and four touchdowns in a 49-32 win at New Mexico, when he led the Bulldogs back from a 21-0 deficit ... that was Fresno State's largest deficit overcome in a victory since 1982 ... threw for four TDs and 304 yards in the first half against Hawai'i to help Fresno State jump out to a 42-3 lead in the win over the Warriors ... joined Trent Dilfer as the only quarterbacks in school history to pass for over 3,000 yards in consecutive seasons ... team captain.
2011 (Redshirt Sophomore):Second team All-WAC selection ... named to Phil Steele's All-WAC second team ... selected to the Academic All-WAC team ... threw for 3,544 yards on the season, which is the third-most in Fresno State history and the most ever by a Bulldog sophomore ... his passing yardage led the WAC and ranked 15th nationally ... his 279 completions are the second-most in school history, as were his 446 attempts ... threw 26 touchdown passes against nine interceptions and he completed 62.6 percent of his passes ... averaged 278.2 yards per game, which ranked No. 22 nationally and he had four 300-yard passing games ... threw two touchdown passes of over 80 yards, had 10 completions of 50 or more yards and he completed a pass to 15 different receivers on the season, including six who had 30 or more catches ... completed 39-of-49 passes for 290 yards and three touchdowns against Louisiana Tech, Nov. 5. Those 39 completions were one off the school single-game record ... threw for 371 yards and five touchdowns at Idaho, Sept. 24, and had three or more TD passes in four games ... had a career-high 391 yards passing at New Mexico State with three touchdowns ... finished the year completing 138-of-212 (65.1 percent) passes for 1,879 yards over the last six games with 14 touchdowns against just four interceptions ... ran 57 times for 72 yards (195 yards if you take out the losses from sacks) with three TDs ... in seven WAC games, he completed 65.6 percent of his passes for 2,162 yards with 19 touchdowns against five interceptions ... offensive team captain.
2009 (Freshman):Saw limited action for the 'Dogs and played in five games ... completed 10-of-14 passes on the season for 112 yards ... graduated from high school early to enroll at Fresno State for the spring semester of 2009 and participate in spring drills with the team ... set two Fresno State quarterback records for the shuttle run and the 40-yard dash with a 4.59 (ran a 4.56 40 in the summer of 2012).
High School:Carr came to Fresno State from Bakersfield Christian High School and was rated by one recruiting service as the 12th-best quarterback in the nation ... named the Private School National Player of the Year ... the youngest brother of former Bulldog quarterback David Carr, the 2001 Johnny Unitas Award winner and 2002 No. 1 NFL pick ... played two seasons of high school football in the Houston area before moving back to his hometown of Bakersfield the summer before his senior year ... guided his team to a 12-1 record and threw for 4,067 yards and 46 touchdowns as a senior ... broke over 20 school offensive records ... led Bakersfield Christian to the Division V Central Section title ... ranked third in California and 11th in the nation for high school quarterbacks in passing yards ... completed 68 percent of his passes while throwing just nine interceptions in 413 pass attempts ... rushed for 281 yards, averaging 8.0 yards per carry, and five touchdowns ... he had a 62-yard touchdown run against Coast Union ... threw at least five touchdown passes in four of his 13 games, including two games of six touchdowns (vs. Parlier and Fowler) ... directed an offense that averaged 44 points per game ... threw for 541 yards and four touchdowns against Arvin and against Shafter he completed 13-of-17 passes for 269 yards with five touchdowns ... at Clements High Schools in Sugarland, Texas, he threw for 2,868 yards and 28 touchdowns in his sophomore and junior seasons combined ... was one of 10 finalists for the State of California Mr. Football Award as the state's top player ... recruited by LSU, Texas Tech, USC, Arizona, Utah, Alabama, Notre Dame and Cal.
Personal:Born March 28, 1991 ... married the former Heather Neel on June 29, 2012 ... one of three sons of Rodger and Sheryl Carr ... both brothers, Darren and David, played Division I football ... David was a quarterback for Fresno State, the 2001 Johnny Unitas Award winner and the No. 1 overall NFL pick in 2002 ... Darren was a defensive linemen at Houston ... lists his brother David as his favorite athlete because: "He is the kind of person I want to be." ... lists his biggest thrill as winning the Valley Championship ... most admires Brett Favre because he never quits ... wears jersey No. 4 in honor of Favre ... majoring in recreation administration and leisure services management.