Derek Carr, unlike some of his peers that ventured into American football, has gotten the taste and feel of the game in its raw form and has enjoyed a flourishing career.
He attended 2 different high schools and excelled in their football teams and also played college football before he was drafted 4th overall as a quarterback in the 2014 National Football League draft by the Oakland Raiders.
Who is Derek Carr?
Derek Carr was born Derek Dallas Carr on 28th March 1991 in Fresno, Bakersfield, California. He is a citizen of the United States. He attended Bakersfield Christian High School upon his return to Bakersfield in his senior year with his family, he had relocated to Sugar Land alongside his family in his early years.
He started his football career when he played for Clements High School in Texas, he spent three promising seasons there before moving to Bakersfield Christian High School in California where he continued playing.
His college career was spent with the Fresno State Bulldogs where he left remarkable records. His older brother David Carr is also an NFL quarterback who played at Fresno State.
Carr was recognized for his contributions in the game of football by CFPA Elite QB in the 2013 Award ceremony which he won over other contenders. This is for his sound performance in the course of his three seasons spell at Fresno State.
Injury Update and Career Stats
Carr currently wears shirt number 4 for Oakland Raiders of the NFL.
His professional career started back in 2014 when he was selected by Oakland Raiders in the 2nd round of the 2014 NFL Draft. The summary of his ever progressive and impressive performance are as follows:
2014 saw him record, 599 pass attempts, with 348 completion passes for 3,270 passing yards and 21 touchdowns. 2015 saw an increase in his number of passing yards recorded as 3,987 for 350 completion passes and got himself 32 pass touchdowns for games started, which were one of the two highest scores of his career. He did not disappoint in 2017 either, he gathered 3496-yard passes in just 15 games and had 515 attempted passes with 323 completed passes and 22 pass touchdowns.
On 22nd of June, 2017, Carr landed a lucrative five-year contract extension that is worth a whopping $125 million with $40 million fully guaranteed, $70 million in total guarantees and a $ 12.5 million signing bonus. Andrew Luck was the NFL’s highest-paid player in terms of average money per year until Carr’s contract broke it.
Derek Carr got his third straight Pro-Bowl mention, displacing contender Tom Brady who was Super Bowl bound in January 2018. He has started the 2018 season on a good foot as he has already recorded 2 touchdowns, 85 completed passes for 936 passing yards, intercepting 5 throws, and has 111 pass attempts.
As an Athlete, Carr has sustained a lot of injuries and has always recovered, feeling even stronger. On September 13, 2015, he sustained a hand injury that affected his throwing in the match against Cincinnati Bengals, as a result, Carr was substituted in the early.
In 2016, Derek also suffered a broken fibula against the Colts and had to be taken out of the field of play during the game.
Salary and Net Worth
Derek Carr net worth was valued around $23.5 million at the beginning of 2018, fortune smiled on him following the $125 million record contract extension with the Oakland Raiders which he signed in 2017. The deal will keep him with the club till 2022.
His salary is estimated to be $7,400,000. Out of his $23.5 million net worth, personal investments and luxury cars count for $13.5 and $1.5 million respectively.
Carr believes so much in charity as he has contributed a big chunk of his earnings to the less privileged. At the moment, Carr is estimated to worth around $33 million in total.
Meet His Brother
Derek Carr was born to American parents Rodger Carr and Sheryl Carrara as the youngest in a family of five – his two older siblings are David Carr and Darren Carr. Apparently, Derek is not the only person who has played football in his family.
His elder brother David Carr was said to have been drafted in the NFL 2002 draft, the first overall, by the House Texan team and had played for several teams in the NFL. His uncle Lon Boyett, is also not exempted, he played for the Raider way back in 1978 in the tight end position.
Wife and Kids
Carr maintained his gentle way of life inculcated into him at a tender age, he does not live a boisterous lifestyle. He is happily married to Heather Neel, they tied the knot on the 29th of June, 2012 and have been together ever since. His marriage is blessed with two sons – Dallas and Deker Luke. He has never recorded any controversial or scandalous lifestyle, either of alcoholism, drugs or home violence of any sort.
He is obviously one of the tallest players in the NFL, standing at a height of 6 ft 3 inches (1.91m). His towering height is supported by 99 kg in body weight.