Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr is moving on and if NFL draft projections are accurate, it might be somewhere very cold.
But he and older brother David -- the No. 1 overall pick out of Fresno State in 2002 -- are staying well connected to the Bulldogs' program and fan base.
The Carrs each will pick a winner and along with a guest will have a private lunch Jan. 31 in Fresno.
"Me and my brother, we really thought it would be a good idea to try to do something where we can sit down and have lunch with some Bulldog fans because we're the biggest Bulldog fans there are," Derek Carr said. "We thought that would be a fun way to do it, with social media, to get people to tweet their favorite memories whether it was taking a picture with them or with their kids, a game or a moment, us praying after the game.
"It's been cool to hear back from the community and the Red Wave."
The promotion runs through Jan. 24, the day before Carr plays at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala.
Derek Carr, who as a senior completed 68.9% of his passes for 5,083 yards and 50 touchdowns in leading the Bulldogs to a second consecutive Mountain West Conference championship, said picking one winner will not be easy. But he's having fun.
"The responses have been great," said Carr, working out in preparation for the draft with David and trainer Eric Mahanke, an ex-Fresno State receiver.
"There's always going to be something we're doing to communicate with the Red Wave and communicate with the Valley, because this is where we're from. This is our home -- Bakersfield to Fresno, that's who we are, that's where we live. Any way we can reach out and try to spend some time with people, or have it a fun way where they can tweet, whoever we pick to win it, just to see how excited they'll be, I think it'll be great."
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