Derek Carr Named Sysco Athlete of the Week

Dec. 7, 2011


Derek Carr

RS Sophomore, Quarterback
Bakersfield, Calif. (Bakersfield Christian)

Bulldog quarterback Derek Carr threw for 336 yards on 19-of-35 passing with two touchdowns for Fresno State in its season finale at San Diego State. It was his fourth 300-yard passing game of the season. Carr averaged 17.7 yards per completion as he connected on two passes of over 50 yards in the game. His 88-yard touchdown pass to Jalen Saunders in the second quarter was the 10th longest in the FBS this season and was his sixth TD of over 50 yards this year. Carr finishes the year with 3,544 passing yards, to lead the WAC and that ranked 10th nationally while going down as the third-best passing season in school history and the most yardage ever by a sophomore at Fresno State.

Other Nominees:
Stacey Luke - Swimming and Diving
Kevin Olekaibe - Men's Basketball
Madison Parrish - Women's Basketball

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Sysco Central California is proud to honor the Fresno State Athlete of the Week, just as we're proud to serve our local foodservice industry with integrity, trust and a commitment to a healthier community. Since 1938, Sysco has partnered with Central Valley businesses with the goal of helping them flourish and succeed - often keeping family businesses strong for generations. At the same time, we support the people and organizations that make Central California such a special place to call home, including Fresno State and the student athletes who share Sysco's passion for excellence.