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Fresno State to retire Derek Carr's No. 4 jersey


Derek Carr has emerged as one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL, and at Fresno State, he's one of the best ever. He'll get that recognition on Sept. 2, when the school retires his No. 4 jersey at halftime of its opening game against Incarnate Word.

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The Oakland Raiders' fourth-year quarterback is Fresno State's all-time leading passer with 12,843 yards. He was a Bulldog from 2009-2013, and his record-breaking season as a fifth-year senior propelled him to become the No. 36 overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft.

"I am deeply honored that my alma mater, Fresno State, will be retiring my No. 4 jersey," Carr stated, via a school release. "It is very humbling and exciting for me as it has been a childhood dream. I am looking forward to returning to Bulldog Stadium on September 2!"

According to the release, Carr will attend the event and travel to Fresno following the Raiders' final preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks on Aug. 31.

In 2013, Carr led Fresno State to a second consecutive Mountain West Conference title as the FBS leader in passing yardage (5,082) and touchdown passes (50). Carr's will be the seventh number retired in the 95-year history of Fresno State football. Others whose FSU jerseys have been retired include his brother, former Houston Texans QB David Carr, former Baltimore Ravens QB Trent Dilfer and three-time Pro Bowl WR Henry Ellard.

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