Mayor Autry Proclaims David Carr Day

Deputy Mayor, Jeff Eben, together with dignitaries from California State University, Fresno will extend the wishes of Mayor Autry to recognize the athletic accomplishments of Central Valley football quarterback, David Carr by proclaiming Saturday, September 1, 2007 as David Carr Day.

David Carr is a product of the Central Valley, growing up in Bakersfield and playing football at Stockdale High School where he earned all-league honors and honorable mention all-area honors while setting 16 school records.

David began his career at Fresno State in 1997 and became a starter for the team during his senior season in 2001. David guided the Bulldogs to an 11-3 record, tying the university’s record for most wins in a season. In his final game, David set a bowl record with 531 passing yards while throwing for four touchdowns in the Silicon Valley Football Classic.

In 2001, David received the National Offensive Player of the year award, the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, the Pop Warner Award and finished fifth in the balloting for the Heisman Trophy.

In 2002, David was selected as the No. 1 overall draft pick by the Houston Texans expansion team where he played for five years. This year, David Carr enters his first season as quarterback for the Carolina Panthers.

On Saturday, September 1, 2007, Fresno State Athletics will host a special halftime celebration to honor David Carr by retiring his Fresno State jersey. Field Guests will include:

David Carr
CSUF President, John Welty
Director of Athletics,Thomas Boeh
City of Fresno Deputy Mayor, Jeff Eben
CSUF Alumni President, Valerie Vuiciach

CONTACT: Rhonda Jorn, Public Affairs Manager (559) 621-7777 Patti Miller, Public Affairs Administrator 621-7795

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