Fresno State senior quarterback
David Carr became only the sixth college quarterback ever to throw for
at least 4,000 yards and 40 touchdowns while leading the Bulldogs to
a nearly undefeated season and a berth in the Silicon Valley Bowl. He
took one step closer to achieving his childhood dream of becoming a
National Football League quarterback November 27 when he was named the
Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award winner.
David, with wife,
Melody, and son, Austin, has his sights set on the NFL.
The award, named after the Baltimore
Colts Hall of Fame quarterback, is given to the nations
best senior college quarterback. Unitas informed Carr of his award with
a phone call during a team meeting.
Growing up, Carr attended Liberty
Christian Center (Assemblies of God) in Bakersfield, Calif., a church
pastored by his grandfather, David Joyner. Carr, who stands 6 feet,
3 inches tall and weighs 225 pounds, stayed active in church and maintained
his love and discipline for football, while incorporating his faith
Carr is hard to miss among his teammates
because of the way he lives. Before Carrs first start versus Ohio
State, his grandfather was invited into the teams chapel. "There
were only seven players and one coach," Joyner says. "Now
those numbers have blossomed because they have seen Davids life
and they know that he lives what he talks about." Joyner says that
Carrs convictions are precise and his actions are clean.
Carr met his wife, Melody, who attended
First Assembly of God in Bakersfield, at a youth camp in Southern California.
During the football season, the Carrs, who have one son, Austin, attend
Peoples Church (Assemblies of God) in Fresno.
While being touted as a first-round
pick in this years NFL draft, Carr knows that his faith in Jesus
Christ is what has blessed him so far. "David always makes sure
in every interview that he gives God credit for putting him where he
is," Joyner says. "He has a strong faith in God that was instilled
in him by his parents from the time he was a kid."