David Carr Still Fondly Remembered


David Carr was the first play selected in the 2002 NFL draft by the Houston Texans and for me will forever be a Texan no matter where his career ends up. Carr came out of Fresno State as probably one of the best players to ever play at that college. In fact he had his number 8 jersery retired so that speaks volume of the talent that he was. He also threw for over 7,800 yards in college as well.

His pro career started off with a bang as well as the Texans opened up their first season by beating the Dallas Cowboys by a score of 19-10. That was a huge win for the franchise and beating the Cowboys was just that much sweeter. David Carr looked like he was going to ave a promising first season, but it was not meant to be as he struggled and so did the Texans.  Carr set many different records as a Texan and one was the most sacks in a single season of 70 and his career total stands at 249.

During the early years the Houston Texans were not very good and David Carr took a pounding, but he always got back up. He wanted to take the Texans to the playoffs and a Super Bowl, but it was not meant to be. He gave all he could and after the 2006 season concluded the Texans released Carr. He has bounced to Carolina and today he backs up Eli Manning in New York, but for me he will always be a Texan.