Carr Named to The Heisman Pundit Watch List
Derek Carr threw for 4,104 yards in 2012
Derek Carr threw for 4,104 yards in 2012

April 25, 2013

By Jason Clay

FRESNO, Calif. - Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr was named Wednesday to the 2013 Heisman Pundit/ Heisman Trophy Watch List.

Carr, who will be a senior this fall, was named the 2012 Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year and a honorable mention All-American by Sports Illustrated. He set a new MW single-season passing record last season by throwing for 4,104 yards and he had 37 touchdowns against just seven interceptions.

For his career, Carr has thrown for 7,760 yards with 63 touchdowns against 16 interceptions. His .652 career completion percentage is the highest in school history and he enters his senior season needing 3,049 passing yards to surpass Kevin Sweeney's school passing record that has stood since 1986.

He is also the only returning quarterback in the FBS that has over 6,000 career passing yards, 50 or more career touchdown passes and less than 20 interceptions. No other QB meets all three categories.

The 2013 Heisman Pundit/ Heisman Trophy Watch List (post spring edition)
(in alphabetical order)
Ameer Abdullah, Jr., RB, Nebraska
David Ash, Jr., QB, Texas
Blake Bell, Jr., QB, Oklahoma
Tajh Boyd, Sr., QB, Clemson
Teddy Bridgewater, Jr., QB, Louisville
Ka'deem Carey, Jr., RB, Arizona
Derek Carr, Sr., QB, Fresno State
Jadeveon Clowney, Jr., DE, South Carolina
Stefon Diggs, So., WR, Maryland
Cody Fajardo, Jr., QB, Nevada
David Fales, Sr., QB, San Jose State
Devin Gardner, Jr., QB, Michigan
Everett Golson, So., QB, Notre Dame
Todd Gurley, So., RB, Georgia
Kevin Hogan, So., QB, Stanford
Brett Hundley, So., QB, UCLA
Duke Johnson, So., RB, Miami
Marqise Lee, Jr., WR, USC
Jordan Lynch, Sr., QB, Northern Illinois
Johnny Manziel, So., QB, Texas A&M
Marcus Mariota, So., QB, Oregon
Venric Mark, Sr., RB, Northwestern
Taylor Martinez, Sr., QB, Nebraska
AJ McCarron, Sr., QB, Alabama
Aaron Murray, Sr., QB, Georgia
Braxton Miller, Jr., QB, Ohio State
Lache Seastrunk, Jr., RB, Baylor
De'Anthony Thomas, Jr., RB, Oregon
TJ Yeldon, So., RB, Alabama



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