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Staying in California: Bakersfield's Derek Carr is a Raider

Staying in California: Bakersfield's Derek Carr is a Raider

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Following in his older brother's footsteps, Bakersfield's Derek Carr is now an NFL quarterback.

Except this Carr gets to begin his pro career in his home state of California.

Carr, who last played for Fresno State, was taken with the fourth pick of the second round Friday night by the Oakland Raiders.

"Right now, I'm the biggest Raider fan there is," Carr said moments after his selection. Carr said multiple times that he's "fired up," and said he's eager to join the team and get to work.

"We're going to do everything that we can in that quarterback room to help the Raiders win," Carr said.

Carr, 23, was a three-year starter for the Fresno State Bulldogs, winning numerous accolades and throwing for 5,082 yards and 50 touchdowns in his senior season.

He moved back to his hometown of Bakersfield after his junior year of high school, spent in Texas. Carr guided Bakersfield Christian High School to a 12-1 record while throwing for 4,067 yards and 46 touchdowns.

Older brother David Carr, who played quarterback for Bakersfield's Stockdale High School and then Fresno State, was the No. 1 overall pick in 2002 for the expansion Houston Texans. David Carr last played in the NFL in 2012.

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