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Draft Scout Derek Carr News
12/24/12 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: QB Derek Carr is an NFL quarterback playing in college today, according to Air Force coach Troy Calhoun, a former NFL assistant who acknowledged that after the Bulldogs defeated Air Force 48-15 on Nov. 24. Carr's completion percentage of .875 was a school record with a minimum of 20 attempts. He completed 28 of 32 passes for 452 yards.
The younger brother of NFL quarterback David Carr, Derek Carr will face an SMU defense in the Holiday Bowl that has a pass defense that ranks 103rd nationally (271.2 yards allowed per game). Carr was selected the Mountain West Conference offensive player of the year after leading the league in completions, completion percentage, passing yards and passing touchdowns. - The Sports Xchange
12/13/12 - 2012 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST FIRST-TEAM (COACHES & MEDIA): QB Derek Carr, Jr., Fresno State, has been selected First Team All-Mountain West Conference (Coaches & Media selection) for the 2012 college football season. Carr ranked eighth nationally with 3,742 passing yards in 2012 and his 36 touchdowns to just five interceptions gave him the third-best touchdown-to-interception ratio in the nation. Carr was named the 2012 Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year. - Fresno State football
12/11/12 - 2012 MOUNTAIN WEST OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR (COACHES & MEDIA): Derek Carr, Jr., QB, Fresno State...Carr is Fresno State's first offensive player of the year honoree, and ninth overall, since his brother David Carr won the award in 2001...Is the fifth straight quarterback to be named MW Offensive Player of the Year...Leads MW and is ninth nationally in pass efficiency (160.6)...Leads the MW and is eighth in the FBS in passing yards per game (311.8). Also ranks second in the league and 12th nationally in total offense with an average of 315.3 yards per game.
Has thrown for a career-high 3,742 yards this season with 36 touchdowns and just five interceptions. He is 216 yards shy of breaking the MW single-season record of 3,957 passing yards, set by BYU's Max Hall in 2008. His 36 passing TDs trail only Boise State's Kellen Moore for the most by a MW player in a single season. Moore connected on a league-record 43 touchdown passes in 2011.
He is 289 yards away of breaking the MW's single-season record of 4,072 total offense yards set by BYU's Max Hall in 2008...Named the MW Offensive Player of the Week three times in 2012 (Oct. 1, Oct. 29 and Nov. 26)...Has eclipsed the 400-yard passing mark on three occasions this season, surpassing the MW record of two shared by BYU's John Beck (2006), San Diego State's Adam Hall (2002) and BYU's Kevin Feterik (1999). - Mountain West football
11/30/12 - Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr racked up another player of the week award Thursday, after the Bulldogs' victory over Air Force in which he completed 28 of 32 passes for 452 yards and four touchdowns to clinch a share of the Mountain West championship. The junior from Bakersfield added the Manning Award player of the week to honors from the conference, the Walter Camp Football Foundation and College Football Performance Awards. The victory over the Falcons marked the third time Carr has had 400 or more passing yards this season, setting a Mountain West single-season record.
Carr also won the Manning player of the week award following the Bulldogs' victory at New Mexico, and is one of three two-time winners this season along with Devin Gardner from Michigan and Geno Smith from West Virginia. Carr passed for 416 yards and four touchdowns in that victory over the Lobos. - Robert Kuwada, The Fresno Bee
11/26/12 - WEEK 13 MOUNTAIN WEST CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Derek Carr, Fresno State, Junior, Quarterback, Bakersfield, Calif./Bakersfield Christian HS...Junior quarterback Derek Carr completed 28-of-32 passes for 452 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions as the Bulldogs defeated Air Force 48-15. The win gave Fresno State a share of the Mountain West football crown, marking the Bulldogs' first league title since 1999. Carr's .875 completion percentage set a new school record while ranking as the best single-game performance by a junior in MW history (third overall).
His third 400-yard passing game of the year also established a new MW single-season record. The Bakersfield, Calif., native completed his first nine passes for 215 yards and two touchdowns in the first 21 minutes of the game. Included in those first nine passes were completions of 28, 64 (touchdown), 36 (touchdown) and 53 yards. Overall, Carr completed eight passes of over 20 yards and averaged 16.1 yards per completion while extending his streak of consecutive pass attempts without an interception to 126. - Mountain West football