Carr Named Finalist for 2013 Senior CLASS Award

Nov. 6, 2013

By Jason Clay

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas - Fresno State senior quarterback Derek Carr has been named as one 10 finalists for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award, it was announced Wednesday.

To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I FBS senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence - community, classroom, character and competition. A complete list of finalists follows this release.

An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School ®, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.

The finalists were chosen by a media committee from the list of 30 candidates announced in September. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to help select the winner. Fans are encouraged to vote on the Senior CLASS Award website through December 16. Fan votes will be combined with media and Division I head coaches' votes to determine the winner. The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the football bowl season in early January. For more information on all the finalists, visit

Carr, who was named a National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete on Oct. 31, is the Bulldogs' leader both on and off the field. He has led Fresno State to a perfect 8-0 start this season and a No. 16 ranking in the BCS Standings. Off the field, he is a leader in the community and has already completed all academic work towards his degree.

Carr ranks second nationally in both passing (382.6 ypg) and touchdown passes (28). Additionally, he is responsible for 26 more touchdowns than he is turnovers this season and that is also tied for the second-most in the FBS.



Football Finalists
Chris Borland, Wisconsin
Derek Carr, Fresno State
Alden Darby, Arizona State
Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma
Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois
Jake Matthews, Texas A&M
AJ McCarron, Alabama
Cairo Santos, Tulane
John Urschel, Penn State
Kyle Van Noy, BYU

An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Senior CLASS Award honors the attributes of senior student-athletes in four areas: community, classroom, character and competition. The award program is designed exclusively for college seniors who are utilizing their complete athletic eligibility, remaining committed to their university and pursuing the many rewards a senior season can bring. Premier Sports Management manages the award.

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