The Carr family will be on center stage this weekend, with honors for Derek Carr and a profile on ESPN Networks.
On Saturday, the Oakland Raiders quarterback will have his Fresno State No. 4 jersey retired at Bulldog Stadium – joining, among others, his brother David to have been honored by the Bulldogs.
On Sunday, Derek and David will be profiled on ESPN and ESPNEWS on E:60. The program will show how involved a 10-year-old Derek was with his older (by 12 years) brother, including when the 2002 NFL draft was near.
David Carr was the top overall pick by the Houston Texans in 2002, but things didn’t go well as he was sacked an NFL single-season record 76 times his rookie year. That bothered Derek a lot, his mother, Sheryl, told E:60.
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In an interview with The Bee, father Rodger Carr said David was like a father-figure role model and idol to Derek and “at 12 years old he would be at David’s game and be telling me, ‘Dad, the safeties are coming down; the corners are doing this and he said Dave is going here. I’m like, OK, you little turkey, you’re 12 years old and you’re reading NFL defenses already. He loves that.”
David Carr, 38, played 12 seasons in the NFL before retiring. Derek Carr, 26, is in his fourth season with the Raiders.
E:60 will air at 6 a.m. PST Sunday on ESPN and 9 a.m. Sunday on ESPNEWS.