Derek Carr Drafted in Second Round by Oakland
May 9, 2014
By Jason Clay
By Jason Clay
Carr is the eighth Bulldog quarterback to hear his name called in the NFL Draft and the first since Tom Brandstater went in the sixth round (No. 174 overall) to the Denver Broncos in 2009. He is also the 101st player overall in school history to be drafted.
He becomes the seventh player in Fresno State history to be drafted by the Oakland Raiders, the last being linebacker Sam Williams in the third round in 2003.
Carr, the two-time Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year and two-time All-American, established 27 new school and 21 Mountain West records in his career at Fresno State. He was a three-year starter who helped the Bulldogs win back-to-back Mountain West championships in his final two seasons, which included an 11-2 campaign his senior year that matched the school record for wins in a season.
He led the nation in 2013 in total offense (5,199), total passing yards (5,082), passing yards per game (390.9), passing touchdowns (50) completions per game (34.85), touchdowns responsible for (52), total points responsible for (302) and points responsible for per game (24.2). Additionally, he was responsible for 44 more touchdowns than he was turnovers in 2013, a figure that led all FBS players by four. Carr went on to receive the 2013 Sammy Baugh Award, which goes to the nation's top passer.
One of just 19 quarterbacks in FBS history to throw for over 10,000 career yards and 100 touchdowns, Carr is also just one of four QBs in FBS history to throw for over 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns in a season.
His 113-to-24 career touchdown-to-interception ratio (4.71) is the second highest in FBS history for all quarterbacks that have thrown over 100 career touchdown passes. Only Boise State's Kellen Moore (2008-11) had a higher ratio at 5.07 (142-to-28).
Carr had 20 300-yard passing games, 11 400-yard passing games, 14 games with four or more touchdown passes and seven games with five or more touchdown passes in his career.
Not only did Carr excel on the football field during his career at Fresno State, he also took care of business in the classroom. He became the fifth Academic All-American in school history when he was a Capital One Academic All-America second-team selection as a senior and he was also named a 2013 National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete, becoming just the third player in school history to receive the high academic distinction.
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