NFL quarterback for the Las Vegas Raiders
Derek Carr was born in Fresno, California the youngest of three children, to Rodger and Sheryl Carr. His two older brothers are David and Darren Carr. As a senior in 2013, he became the fourth quarterback in FBS history to throw for over 5,000 yards and 50 touchdown passes in a season. 2013 National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete, becoming just the third player in school history to receive the high academic distinction.
Derek has a very strong faith in God. Derek belives his talents are a gift from god and plays to glorify god. In his own words: “Football is God’s gift to me and I am thankful He chose me to be the steward of this gift. Being a quarterback is what I do but it does not define who I am. I am first and foremost a follower of Jesus Christ. Each time I step out on the field, I play my heart out for the Lord. My Faith keeps me centered, and I look forward to what God has in store for me on my journey through life.”