The file on Derek Carr
Derek Carr was born in Fresno but soon moved to Sugar Land, Texas. He returned to central California to finish high school at Bakersfield Christian. Carr attended Fresno State and redshirted his freshman year.
Carr took over as the starting quarterback at Fresno St. in the fall of 2011 after his redshirt year in 2010. In three years as the starter, Carr totaled 113 touchdown passes with 24 interceptions. Carr led the nation in completions (454), passing yards (5,083) and passing touchdowns (50) as a senior. He was twice named the Mountain West Conference Player of the Year (2012 &'13) and leaves college ranked No. 14 all time in passing yards with 12,843.
Upon finishing his career at Fresno State, Carr participated in the Senior Bowl where he completed 7-of-11 passes for 45 yards and a touchdown. At the NFL combine, the six-foot-two, 214-pound Carr ran a 4.69 40-yard dash. On May 9, 2014, the Raiders selected him with the fourth pick in the second round (No. 36 overall) of the NFL Draft. He is projected to back up starter Matt Schaub.