|Derek Carr Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 3 in|
|Date of Birth||March 28, 1991|
Derek Carr is an American professional football player known for having served as a quarterback for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He grew up in Bakersfield, California alongside his 2 older brothers before the family decided to move to Sugar Land, Texas, in 2002. Carr began his high school football career by playing on the freshman team during his first year at Clements High School in Sugar Land, Texas. For his sophomore year, he became a backup quarterback on the varsity team. During his college years as a footballer, Derek Carr was honored with the Sammy Baugh Trophy. His game improved with every match and soon after, he was signed by the Oakland Raiders in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft with a four-year, $5.37 million contract with a $2.2 million signing bonus. He is a very religious person. Derek Carr also has a huge social media fan base with more than 800k followers on Instagram, more than 50k subscribers on his YouTube channel, and more than 500k followers on Twitter.
Derek Dallas Carr
Bakersfield, Kern County, California, United States
California, United States
Derek Carr attended the Bakersfield Christian High School which is a private, college-preparatory, nondenominational Christian school. He also studied at Clements High School in Sugar Land, Texas.
For his college studies, he was supposed to choose amongst Fresno State, Southern Methodist University, Boise State University, the University of Southern California, the University of Utah, and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). However, only Fresno State, SMU, and the University of Utah offered him a scholarship that is why Derek Carr decided to go for California State University, Fresno (also known as Fresno State).
Professional Football Player
- Father – Rodger Carr
- Mother – Sheryl Carr
- Siblings – David Carr (Older Brother) (Professional Football Player), Darren Carr (Older Brother) (Athlete)
- Others – Lon Boyett (Uncle) (Football Player), Melody Tipton (Sister-In-Law)
4 – Oakland Raiders
4 – Fresno State
6 ft 3 in or 190.5 cm
98 kg or 216 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Derek Carr has dated –
- Heather Carr (2012-Present) – Derek Carr is married to Heather Carr. The couple met at the Fresno State University and later got married on June 29, 2012, and share a loving bond. They have 2 sons, namely, Dallas and Deker Luke. Their older son, Dallas, was born with a medical condition that tied up his intestines and, hence, required 3 surgeries to correct. They are a loving family of 4 and Heather and Derek often share their adorable pictures with the boys on their respective social media accounts.
Race / Ethnicity
Light Brown (Natural)
- Toned physique
- A tattoo citing a verse from the Biblical Book of Jeremiah on the left wrist and another one depicting a Chi Rho, one of the earliest forms of christogram that forms an abbreviation for the name of Jesus Christ, on the right wrist
Derek Carr has either endorsed or promoted a couple of brands like Nike.
Best Known For
His stint with the Oakland Raiders as a quarterback
First Soccer Match
Derek Carr made his debut for the Oakland Raiders as a backup to Matt Schaub in a match against the Seattle Seahawks on August 28, 2014. Despite his short appearance in the game, he went 11-of-13 for 143 yards and 3 touchdowns for a nearly perfect quarterback rating.
First TV Show
Derek Carr made his first TV show appearance as himself in an episode of the talk-show series, Mike & Mike, in 2017.
Derek Carr stays fit for the game by working out tremendously on a regular basis. He also co-owns an elite training facility named Carr Elite with his older brother, David Carr.
He has also trained under the guidance of Eric Mahanke who is a strength and conditioning coach at Carr Elite. Apart from all the other workouts, Derek Carr especially enjoys indulging in arm workouts and once, his trainer posted a video of him sneaking quick arm workouts on a day assigned for the leg workout.
Derek Carr Favorite Things
- NFL Player – Brett Favre
Source – Wikipedia
Derek Carr Facts
- He grew up in Bakersfield, California before his family shifted base to Sugar Land, Texas, in 2002. That was when his older brother, David Carr, was selected as the first overall draft pick of the then-expansion Houston Texans.
- Derek Carr’s high school football career began by playing on the freshman team during his first year at Clements High School in Sugar Land, Texas. During his sophomore year, he became a backup quarterback on the varsity team. He became a preseason quarterback because another quarterback met with an injury.
- He finished his junior year at Clements High School with 1,622 yards and 16 touchdowns and sophomore year with 1,246 yards and 12 touchdowns.
- With his amazing performances in his junior year, Derek Carr was heavily recruited by the likes of Fresno State, SMU, Boise State, the University of Southern California, UCLA, and the University of Utah. He eventually decided to stick out with the California State University, Fresno.
- On October 29, 2008, he became the “National Football Player of the Week” chosen by ESPN RISE after passing for 441 yards and 3 touchdowns in a game against Tehachapi High School.
- He was also honored as the “2008 All-Area Football Player of the Year” by The Bakersfield Californian.
- As Derek Carr wrapped up his school career, he was selected as the “National Player of the Year” by the National Private Schools Athletic Association in 2009.
- During his college football years, he won the 2013 CFPA Elite QB Award for his performance over 3 seasons at Fresno State.
- In 2013, he was awarded the Sammy Baugh Trophy. It is a trophy awarded annually by the Touchdown Club of Columbus to the nation’s top collegiate passer.
- During his time with the Fresno State, Derek Carr wore the number 4 jersey in order to pay homage to his favorite NFL player, Brett Favre.
- The Oakland Raiders selected him as their 4th quarterback of the year in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He signed a four-year, $5.37 million contract with a $2.2 million signing bonus with the team.
- In his 2014 season with the Oakland Raiders, he became the first rookie quarterback in their history to start as a season opener and was also the only rookie quarterback from the 2014 draft class to start in Week 1.
- Derek Carr suffered a high ankle sprain and MCL sprain during a game against the Miami Dolphins at Wembley Stadium during the 2014 season.
- He wrapped up his rookie season with 3,270 passing yards, 21 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions and also became the second Raiders’ quarterback to start all 16 games after quarterback Rich Gannon in 2002.
- He finished his 2015 season ranking 100th by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016.
- On June 22, 2017, the Oakland Raiders extended Carr’s deal with a five-year, $125 million contract extension with $40 million fully guaranteed, $70 million in total guarantees, and a $12.5 million signing bonus.
- As far as his personal life is concerned, he is a very devoted Christian with a deep faith in God.
- Derek Carr is one of the few players in the NFL history to throw at least 80 TD passes in his first three seasons.
- Visit his official website @ derekcarrqb.com.
- Follow Derek Carr on Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.
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