Derek Carr named Academic All-American

Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr was named Thursday to the Capital One Academic All-America second team, becoming the fifth Academic All-American in the football program’s history.

Carr, a Recreation Administration and Leisure Service Management major, joins Payton Williams (1999, second team), Andrew Jackson (2009, first team), Robert Malone (2009, second team) and Vince Pascoe (2010, second team) as the only Academic All-Americans in program history.

“Being named an Academic All-American, Derek Carr has once again proven why I believe he is the top student-athlete in college football,” Fresno State coach Tim DeRuyter said. “Congratulations to Derek and his family for this prestigious honor.”

The Bulldogs senior has already met all requirements toward his degree and is set to graduate this December.

On Wednesday, Carr was also named the winner of the 2013 Sammy Baugh Award that honors college football’s top passer. He joined former Bulldogs quarterbacks Trent Dilfer (1993) and David Carr (2001) as winners of that award.

The Red Wave has one final chance to see Carr and his senior teammates perform in Bulldog Stadium at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 when No. 22/24 Fresno State (10-1) hosts Utah State (8-4) in the first-ever Mountain West championship game. The team will be wearing its alternate black uniforms and helmets.

For the full story on Carr’s Academic All-America honor: Derek Carr Named an Academic All-American.

Eddie Hughes

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