Former Fresno State football star David Carr headlines this year’s Bob Elias Kern County Sports Hall of Fame.
“When they contacted me, I was very honored,” said Carr, a 1997 Stockdale High graduate who spent 11 seasons in the NFL after being the No. 1 overall pick in the 2002 draft. “But I couldn’t help but think of all the people who helped me get to where I’ve been.”
Carr, the older brother of Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, had an outstanding career at Fresno State between Stockdale and the NFL — passing for 14,452 yards and 65 touchdowns in his pro career.
He’ll be inducted along with Rashaan Shehee (Foothill High, 1993), a former pro football player; Charles “Lane” Howell, an 89-year-old amateur golfer; and Dr. Michael Tivnon (South High, 1963), who’s been Bakersfield College’s team doctor since 1981.
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The Class of 2015 will be inducted at the Marriott Hotel on Feb. 26. Tickets cost $60. Details at www.kcsportshalloffame.org.
The induction dinner will also include special recognition for John Owen Miller, who was Kern County’s first Olympian when he competed in the 1,500 meters at the 1904 St. Louis Olympics
The Elias Hall of Fame was founded in 1965 and had its inaugural group of inductees in 1967. The new group will increase the number of inductees to 204.