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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