Skyhawk Football | Derek Carr - 15
|Year||2nd Year Senior|
|Height/Weight||6-1 - 191 lbs.|
2012: Named to the 2012 College Football Performance Award (CFPA) Quarterback Watch List.
2011: Started and played in all 11 games … Named College Football Performance Awards National Quarterback of the Week twice and CFPA National Performer of the Week … Named Beyond Sports Network Offensive Player of the Week … Named College Sporting News All-Stars of the Week … Named OVC Player of the Week … Passed for a school-record 25 touchdowns … Passed for 2,482 yards and completed 200-of-346 passes with 10 interceptions … Passed for more than 300 yards in three games (Jacksonville State, Austin Peay, Tennessee State) … Passed for more than 200 yards in five of 11 games … Set a single-game passing record with six touchdowns against Austin Peay while racking up 387 yards through the air … Averaged 231.7 yards per game … Had a pass efficiency of 136.12 … Punted 16 times for 596 yards including a 53 yard punt against Murray State.
2010: Started and played in all 11 games … Passed for 13 touchdowns and rushed for two… Rated first in the OVC in season passing yards with 2,543 and completed 191-of-328 passes with 12 interceptions … Passed for more than 300 yards in three games (Southeastern Louisiana, Jacksonville State and Austin Peay) … Passed for more than 200 yards in seven of 11 games … Threw four touchdown passes in the victory over Lambuth … Punted seven times for 226 yards … Averaged 32.3 yards per punt.
2009: Saw action in seven games as a backup to senior Cade Thompson ... Completed 10-of-21 passes with one interception for 127 yards ... Completed 4-of-6 passing attempts for 60 yards against Memphis.
2008:Emerged as the backup quarterback for the Skyhawks.
High School: Prepped at McKenzie High School, where led the Rebels to the Blue Cross Bowl in 2007 after passing for 2,309 yards and 21 touchdowns as a senior ... Also rushed for 409 yards and 11 touchdowns on 66 carries as a senior ... Was a finalist for the Tennessee Wendy's High School Heisman Award ... Was a 2007 Class A Mr. Football Back of the Year finalist, as well as an all-region most valuable player as a senior in 2007 and all-region selection in 2006 ... Named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Class A all-state quarterback in 2006 and 2007, as well as earning an all-state mention from the Tennessee Football Coaches Association in 2007 ... Also excelled as a punter, earning all-regional punter accolades in 2007 while setting the all-time single-season punting record at MHS with a 39.1 yard average ... Was a two-time all-district selection in both basketball and baseball.
Personal: Full name is Derek Joe Carr ... Son of Kenny and Jackie Carr ... Has one younger sister, Kelsey ... Born July 13, 1989 ... Majoring in secondary education with a concentration in math.