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Fresno State launches Heisman campaign for Derek Carr

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Fresno State announced Saturday the launch of its website to promote the Bulldogs’ Heisman Trophy candidate, Derek Carr.

The nifty website features highlight videos, photos, stats, story lines, records and also a look into his personal life. Social media sites on Twitter (@DC4Heisman) and Facebook ( were also launched on his behalf.

Carr has led the Bulldogs into the national rankings at No. 25 for the first time since 2008. He currently has 145 consecutive passes without throwing an interception and has a career touchdown-to-interception ratio of 75-to-17. He leads all active FBS quarterbacks by throwing for a touchdown in 23 consecutive games.

In three games he is throwing for 373.3 yards per game and has 12 touchdown passes against one interception.

“I think his value to our team is as high as anybody in the country in their value to their team,” head coach Tim DeRuyter said. “The guy’s a winner, it doesn’t matter what the score is, he’s going to find a way to win the football game. He’s got a lot of talent, but he’s got a lot more heart.”

Carr is also on board the campaign.

“To me, I’m all for it because it’s great for our program, it’s great for recruiting and all that stuff so if it can bring great recruits here and help out this program I’m all for it,” Carr said of launching the campaign. “No one puts more pressure on me than myself. The thing that keeps me grounded through all this is first and foremost my faith. I know who I am as a person, I don’t get caught up in the Heisman, I don’t get caught up in the BCS bowls, I don’t get caught up in that stuff.

If all goes according to plan, Carr wouldn’t be the first in his family to have an impact on a Heisman race. His older brother, David, was a finalist for the trophy, finishing fifth in 2001.

But can the younger Carr make an impact as well? I think if he leads hit team to an undefeated season while producing stellar numbers, he has a chance to make it to New York. It does hurt that there are no quality opponents left on his schedule. His brother used wins over Colorado, Oregon State and Wisconsin to make a name for himself in 2001. Carr will have to rely on incredible numbers and his campaign to get the word out about his talents.

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6 Responses to “Fresno State launches Heisman campaign for Derek Carr”
  1. timh1955 says: Sep 22, 2013 5:51 PM

    Does Fresno State REALLY think anyone from the MWC could win the Heisman??? This must be a joke!

  2. v2the4 says: Sep 22, 2013 6:06 PM

    Derek Carr is the brother of former #1 overall nfl draft pick and 11 year nfl veteran David Carr…

    .I remember when Derek was living here in the Houston area, going to Clements High school….he was raw and was the only weapon that Clements had, but he certainly has grown as a qb and is a pretty good one now.

    I dont think Fresno st, with their rich history of quarterbacks, should promote him for the heisman. Let his on field play do the talking, and if he and Fresno are that good, then they could be undefeated at the end of the season and be a BCS buster..

  3. redbearwoodall says: Sep 22, 2013 7:42 PM

    Ask Houston how this will turn out…
    Now matter how good you are, you can’t win the Heisman at a “Mid-Major.”

  4. Jeff says: Sep 23, 2013 2:44 PM

    All the publicity might end up running the Carr off the road

  5. detroit20iron says: Sep 23, 2013 6:22 PM

    Tim your just one big JOKE. Your slobbering love affair over these mid major schools continues. Get a life and get over your loss to Boise from 2007. It’s ok timmy

  6. timh1955 says: Sep 23, 2013 10:10 PM

    @detroit20iron – Try not to act smart as you only look foolish. I am a graduate of Alabama and do not follow Oklahoma or the BIG12. The BIG12 is just a notch about the MWC and WAC.

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