For the 2015 NFL Season, Carr had one of the best statistical seasons by any quarterback in franchise history. He completed 61.1 percent of his passes for 3,987 yards, 32 touchdowns, 13 interceptions and a 91.1 passer rating. Carr finished third all-time in single-season passing yards and touchdowns. Carr was named to his first Pro Bowl in 2016.
Before being drafted in the 2nd Round to the Oakland Raiders, Derek Carr had a spectacular college career. Two-time All-America selection as a junior and a senior. Two-time Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year, becoming the third player in league history to win the award in back-to-back seasons. Is one of only two players in Fresno State history to be named a conference offensive player of the year in back-to-back seasons, joining Kevin Sweeney (1985 & 1986 Big West).
Winner of the 2013 Sammy Baugh Award, which goes to the nation’s top passer. Is one of 19 quarterbacks in FBS history to throw for over 10,000 career yards and 100 touchdowns, as he threw for 12,842 yards and 113 touchdowns in his career. His 12,842 career passing yardage ranks 13th in FBS history. Derek’s 113-to-24 career touchdown-to-interception ratio (4.71) is the second highest in FBS history for all quarterbacks that have thrown over 100 career touchdown passes. Only Boise State’s Kellen Moore (2008-11) had a higher ratio at 5.07 (142-to-28).
As a senior in 2013, he became the fourth quarterback in FBS history to throw for over 5,000 yards and 50 touchdown passes in a season. 2013 National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete, becoming just the third player in school history to receive the high academic distinction.
Named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America second team, becoming the fifth Academic All-American in school history. Established 27 new school records and 21 Mountain West records in his career at Fresno State. Had 20 300-yard passing games, 11 400-yard passing games, 14 games with four or more touchdown passes and seven games with five or more touchdown passes in his career.
Led the nation in 2013 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) Derek’s 50 touchdown passes in 2013 tied for the fourth-most in FBS single-season history.
Appeared in the 2014 Senior Bowl, he was the starting quarterback for the South team. Derek participated in the 2014 NFL combine and was drafted in the 2nd Round by the Oakland Raiders.
Derek Carr was born in Fresno, California the youngest of three children, to Rodger and Sheryl Carr. His two older brothers are David and Darren Carr. Derek met his wife Heather while attending Fresno State University. The two were married June 29, 2012. They had their first son Dallas in August of 2013.
I have a very strong faith in God. He is the reason I play football. He has given me this special talent and I want to use it to glorify Him. I am grateful for the opportunity to further His kingdom by sharing my faith on and off the football field. At any moment, any second, my football career could be taken away but my faith and relationship with God will never be taken from me.
Football is God’s gift to me and I am thankful He chose me to be the steward of this gift. Being a Quarterback is what I do but it does not define who I am. I am first and foremost a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ. Each time I step out on the field I play my heart out for the Lord. My Faith keeps me centered, and I look forward to what God has in store for me on my next journey in the NFL.
As for me, it matters very little how I might be evaluated by you or by any human authority. I don’t even trust my own judgment on this point. My conscience is clear, but that doesn’t prove I’m right. It is the Lord himself who will examine me and decide - 1 Corinthians 4:3-4