Skyhawk Football | Derek Carr - Offensive Graduate Assistant
Former record-setting quarterback Derek Carr has joined the Skyhawks as an offensive graduate assistant.
A three-year starter (2010-12) at UT Martin, Carr wrapped up his Skyhawk career as the school’s all-time record holder with 69 touchdown passes (third in Ohio Valley Conference history), 8,484 yards of total offense (fourth in OVC), 665 completions (fourth in OVC), 8,428 passing yards (fourth in OVC) and 1,110 pass attempts (fifth in OVC).
Carr’s spectacular redshirt senior season campaign in 2012 ranks amongst one of the all-time greatest season by an Ohio Valley Conference quarterback. The McKenzie, Tenn. native ranks in the single-season top-five in the OVC record book in touchdowns (31, second), passing yards (3,276, fourth) and completions (264, fifth). Carr ranked in the top-10 in the nation in points responsible for (17.45 per game, fifth), passing yards per game (397.82, seventh) and total passing yards (3,276, eighth) while leading UT Martin to an 8-3 overall record.
In 2012, Carr was the only Football College Subdivision or Football Bowl Subdivision player to complete seven touchdown passes on two separate occasions (at Murray State on Oct. 13 and against Jacksonville State on Nov. 3). In the game at Murray State, he set the NCAA single-game mark with a 243.78 passing efficiency ranking after completing 42-of-46 passes for 560 yards (the most yards thrown by an OVC player all season) against zero interceptions.
Carr accumulated multiple touchdown passes in six games in 2012 – including four games of at least four touchdowns. He earned National Player of the Week, National Offensive Player of the Week, National Performer of the Week and National Quarterback of the Week honors throughout the year.
As a junior in 2011, Carr was named College Football Performance Awards National Quarterback of the Week twice and a CFPA National Performer of the Week. He completed 200 of his 346 pass attempts for 2,482 yards and 25 touchdowns against just 10 interceptions. He passed for more than 300 yards in five games and set a then-single-game record with six touchdown strikes while throwing for 387 yards against Austin Peay.
In 2010, Carr led the OVC with 2,543 passing yards while completing 58.2 percent of his passes (191-of-328). He tossed 13 touchdowns and added two more on the ground while passing for over 300 yards in three games.
Carr also saw action in seven games as a backup in 2009, going 10-for-21 for 127 yards.
Carr prepped at McKenzie High School, where he was a finalist for the Tennessee Wendy’s High School Heisman Award in 2007. He was also a 2007 Class A Mr. Football finalist after passing for 2,309 yards and 21 touchdowns and rushing 66 times for 409 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior. He was a two-time all-state and all-region selection for the Rebels.
In May 2013, Carr received a mini-camp tryout with the NFL’s New York Giants.
Carr graduated from UT Martin in 2013 with a degree in education.
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