Derek Carr is an American football quarterback who plays for the Oakland Raiders, a team in the National Football League (NFL). Born on March 28, 1991 in Bakersfield, California, Carr has a long history in football, having played in college for Fresno State University before being drafted by the Oakland Raiders in 2014. From a young age, Carr demonstrated an enormous passion for American football and quickly developed exceptional skills as a quarterback. During his time in college, Carr became one of the most determined and talented players at his position, earning numerous honors and setting numerous performance records. After being selected by the Oakland Raiders in the second round of the 2014 draft, Carr became the team's starting quarterback. Since entering the NFL, he has proven to be a leader on the field and one of the best young quarterbacks in the league. His passing accuracy, his ability to read the defense and his intelligence in the game have made him an integral part of the Raiders' success.
Carr contributed to the resurgence of the Oakland Raiders, leading the team to the playoffs during the 2016 season. Despite some up-and-down seasons, he continues to demonstrate an unwavering commitment to improving and leading the team to success. His positive attitude and his willingness to put his all into play are characteristics that make him a point of reference for his teammates and a figure admired by the fans. Off the field, Carr is also known for his community involvement and his Christian faith. He is involved in numerous charitable activities and founded the Derek Carr Foundation, an organization that provides assistance and support to disabled children. His commitment and dedication to the social cause demonstrates his humanity and his desire to make a difference in the world.