Derek Carr is an American football quarterback player of the National Football League like former quarterback Peyton Manning. He has been playing for the Oakland Raiders of NFL, since 2014. Carr is also one of the youngest footballers who did manage to achieve success in their sophomore career.
He is also the brother of the former NFL quarterback David Carr. Currently, Derek is married to Heather Neel and the couple has a son together. Let us scroll down to know more about Carr’s details.
Derek Carr: early year, education, and career
Derek was born on March 28, 1991, in Bakersfield, California which makes his nationality an American. He is the youngest child to Rodger and Sheryl Carr and grew up along with two older brothers-David and Darren Carr.
Talking about his education he attended Clements High school in sugar land, Texas. Later on his life, Carr family moved back to Bakersfield for Derek’s senior studies. There he joined Bakersfield Christian High School.
But talking about his career as a footballer, it started earlier from Clement high school where he played as a substitute quarterback for the team. As a sophomore, he had passed 1,246 yards and 12 touchdowns. He is among the very few athletes who made quick progress in this sport. Subsequently, in his senior years, he led his team to 12-1 record and central division V championship. In 2014, Oakland Raiders selected Derek for the 2nd round of NFL. Carr signed a five-year contract for $70 million with $12.5 million signing bonus in mid-2017. However, on January 22, 2018, he replaced Tom Brady of Super Bowl-bound where he signed a four years contract for $5.37 million with $2.2 million signing bonus.
Derek Carr: personal life and wife
When it comes down to Derek Carr’s personal life he has successfully avoided the prying eyes of media. However, we do know that this talented player is no longer a bachelor. Derek was married to his long-term girlfriend Heather Neel back in the year 2012. The couples are living a blissful life with their son who they welcomed during the fall of 2013.
Derek Carr has also volunteered and donated for many organizations among which Valley Children’s organization is the one where he is himself involved. This organization is about providing health care for children whose parents cannot afford the expenses.
Derek Carr: net worth, cars, bungalows.
Derek Carr, being the famous and talented athlete that he is has clearly made it big in the sports industry. This 28 years old quarterback footballer is estimated to have a net worth of $23.5 million. However, he has recently signed a contract to an undisclosed club for almost $125 million. Apart from his net worth he earns a salary of $25 million annually.
Besides, he gets just over $2 million from endorsements which helps to add on his net worth. With this huge amount in the bank, he is living a healthy and happy life with his family. The quarterback also owns a house which is worth $2.8 million. Similarly, Carr is a big fan of cars and has a large collection with the likes of Porsche, Audi, and Mercedes in his garage. He also has a special attachment with his Audi r8 that is worth $160,000.
Carr is also active in social media like facebook, twitter etc. He launched the YouTube channel which has subscribers above 27,000.