Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr made big plays on the field during the 2016 season. He’s doing much the same on Twitter.
The former Fresno State star is being credited with helping spread word about a suspected abduction when he retweeted an Oakland police lieutenant about a missing child.
On Jan. 14, Carr retweeted Lt. Chris Bolton’s information about the case. Carr has 247,000 Twitter followers.
Police were contacted on Twitter by someone who saw the Amber Alert and a vehicle described in the tweet, according to a Sporting News account via Omnisport. The 3-year-old was found unharmed in less than 24 hours.
Bolton could not say what role Carr’s retweet played in obtaining the information, but he still offered a shout-out to the quarterback, whose third NFL season was cut short by a broken leg.
Carr responded with an appreciative message: “Great news! Thank you for letting me know they are safe! God bless y’all!”