American football player Derek Dallas Carr plays for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He currently earns among the highest salaries of any quarterback in NFL history. He was raised in California and continued the family tradition of his older brother David Carr, an NFL quarterback.
Derek Carr Early Life:
Rodger and Sheryl Carr have three children, with Carr being the youngest. She was born in Bakersfield, California. His elder brother, David Carr, was selected first overall by the Houston Texans in the 2002 NFL Draft, and the family moved from Bakersfield to Sugar Land, Texas, at that time. Carr attended Bakersfield Christian High School during his senior year after returning to Bakersfield with his family. Carr is a devout Christian and has a deep belief in God. He lists faith, family, and football as his life’s three most significant aspects.
Derek Carr Education:
Carr began playing football on the school’s freshmen squad while attending the “Clements High School” in Sugar Land, Texas. He was a backup quarterback in his second season but requested to start the next year after another quarterback suffered a preseason injury.
He guided the Clements High School Rangers to a 13-0 record and an unbeaten season during his junior year. However, they were eliminated in the third round of the 2007 Class 5A Division 2 State Playoffs. During his junior year, he received scholarship offers from institutions.
Carr went to the “Bakersfield Christian High School” for his senior year. He guided the ‘Eagle’s’ squad to a 12-1 record, and they took home the Central Section Division V Championship of the California Interscholastic Federation. On October 29, 2008, “ESPN RISE” named him the “National Football Player of the Week,” and “The Bakersfield Californian” named him the “2008 All-Area Football Player of the Year.” After his senior year, Carr was chosen as the 2009 “National Player of the Year” by the “National Private Schools Athletic Association.”
Carr enrolled in the spring 2009 semester at “Fresno State University.” He sat out the 2010 campaign and joined the “Fresno State Squad” in the fall of 2011 as the starting quarterback. He played for his college team for three years. He won the title of “MWC Offensive Player of the Year” in 2012 and repeated as the honoree for the following two seasons, making him only the second player in league history to do so. He received the “2013 CFPA Elite QB Award” for his performance throughout his three seasons at the university. He was among the Mountain West Conference’s top performers in many statistical categories (MWC). He also took home the Sammy Baugh Trophy, given to the country’s best collegiate passer.
While there, he broke 21 “Mountain West Conference” records and 27 “Fresno State University” records. Carr’s outstanding academic performance earned him the title of “2013 National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete.” In the school’s history, he was just the third player to achieve this feat.
Derek Carr Family Status:
On March 28, 1991, Rodger and Sheryl Carr welcomed a son into the world in Bakersfield, California. Derek is the youngest of three siblings. The Houston Texans selected his older brother David Carr first overall in 2002.
Derek Carr Physical Stats:
Derek Carr stands 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m) and weighs 98 kg (214 lbs). Derek’s eye color is Hazel, and his hair color is Black.
Derek Carr Zodiac Sign:
Born on 28 March 1991, Derek Carr was an Aries.
Derek Carr Career:
Carr was chosen by the “Oakland Raiders” as the 36th overall choice in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He agreed to a $4.37 million, four-year deal in May 2014, including a $2.2 million signing bonus. He made NFL history by becoming the first rookie quarterback to start the Raiders team’s inaugural game. He was forced to exit the game in Week 4 of the season because of a high ankle sprain and an MCL sprain. On October 12, he broke the previous Raiders franchise mark for the most throwing touchdowns by a rookie in a single regular-season game with four.
Carr won his first NFL game in November 2014, as he helped the Raiders defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 24-20 and the San Francisco 49ers 24-13. He suffered a throwing hand injury at the start of the 2015 campaign, but he was able to play again by the second week and toss the game-winning touchdown against the “Baltimore Ravens.” He kept up his winning ways and, in January 2016, was selected for the “2016 Pro Bowl.”
Carr got his first “AFC Offensive Player of the Week” award in the eighth week of the 2016 campaign versus the “Tampa Bay Buccaneers.” He broke the record for most passing yards in a career (10,001) this year and guided the “Raiders” to their first playoff appearance since 2002.
He was selected for the “Pro-Bowl” for a second straight year on December 20, 2016. Due to an injury, he wasn’t able to compete in the Pro Bowl. Derek broke his fibula during a game on Christmas Eve, 2016, against the Indianapolis Colts,” and was unable to play for the “Raiders” for the remainder of the campaign. On the NFL Top Hundred Players of 2017, his other players placed him eleventh.
He agreed to a five-year, $125 million contract deal in June 2017 that included $70 million in total guarantees, $40 million in fully guaranteed payments, and a $12.5 million signing bonus. He rose to become the highest-paid player in the NFL, a title he held until Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford broke it in August 2017. The ‘Raiders’ 6-10 record in 2017 prevented them from making the playoffs. In January 2018, Carr was chosen for his third consecutive Pro Bowl.
The Raiders bench Derek Carr; the quarterback will leave the team to reduce distractions
According to first-year head coach Josh McDaniels, the Las Vegas Raiders are benching Derek Carr, the team’s starting quarterback since 2014. On Sunday at Allegiant Stadium against the San Francisco 49ers, Jarrett Stidham, acquired in an offseason trade from the New England Patriots, will start. Chase Garbers, an undrafted rookie free agent, will serve as his backup.
Carr and the Raiders decided he would leave the team for the rest of the regular season to avoid becoming a distraction, a source told ESPN’s, Jeremy Fowler. He was the only active Raiders player who did not participate in practice on Wednesday, according to the organization.
Derek Carr Relationship Status:
Carr and Heather Neel wed on June 29, 2012, after meeting at “Fresno State University.” Four children were born into the lives of Derek Carr and his wife, Heather Neel. Deakon Derek, Deker Luke, and Dallas Mason are the names of their three sons. Brooklyn Mae is the name of his daughter.
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Derek Carr Net Worth:
In 2022, Carr’s net worth is estimated to be $80 million. One of the highest-paid NFL players is Derek Carr. He is actually the 99th-highest paid athlete in the world. Additionally, Derek has benefited significantly from the endorsements. His earnings from his partnerships with Nike and Panini came to little around $2 million. Carr will represent the Los Angeles Raiders until the 2025 season, making an average of $40.5 million annually.