Road to the NFL: Derek Carr
May 8, 2014
By Jason Clay
By Jason Clay
FRESNO, Calif. - The 2014 NFL Draft runs Thursday through Saturday of this week and for a number of former Bulldogs, their lifelong dreams of making it in the National Football League is about to come true.
Fresno State has had 100 players selected in the NFL Draft. With another group of Bulldogs hoping to hear their names called in this May's draft, GoBulldogs.com is highlighting its former 'Dogs on their 'Road to the NFL.'
Volume 4 of 5 features quarterback Derek Carr.
Carr is going to go down as one of, if not the greatest quarterback in Fresno State history. He set 27 new school records and 21 Mountain West records in his time playing in front of the Red Wave and led the Bulldogs to back-to-back MW championships in 2012 and 2013 - the schools first consecutive league titles since 1992 and 1993.
He is one of 19 quarterbacks in FBS history to throw for over 10,000 yards and 100 touchdowns in a career and finished his collegiate career with a 113-to-24 career touchdown-to-interception ratio. That is the second-highest ever in FBS history among quarterbacks to throw for at least 100 touchdowns in a career.
As a senior in 2013 Carr led Fresno State to an 11-2 record, matching the school record for victories in a season. He became just the fourth FBS quarterback ever to throw for over 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns in a season and he completed 68.7 percent of his passes.
Carr was a two-time All-America selection, a two-time Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year and he was also named a Capital One Academic All-American his senior season. Additionally, Carr received the high distinction of being named a 2013 National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete in 2013.
The 2014 NFL Draft runs May 8-10, with the first round taking place on Thursday, May 8, followed by the second and third rounds on Friday, May 9. Rounds 4-7 will be held on Saturday, May 10.
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