QB Carr ready to get rolling for Clements
(8/21/07 - KTRK/HOUSTON) (KTRK) -- His big brother is now a Carolina Panther. But there's still a Carr playing quarterback in the Houston area.
Derek Carr is a junior at Clements High School, and he's ready to lead the Rangers back to the playoffs.
He stands just under 6-feet-3, and he can fling it. A starter as a sophomore last season, Carr was a little green. This year, though, he knows what to expect. And he has six returning linemen to back him up.
"Experience is definitely going to help a lot. You know, going through it, you've played everybody before, and you've seen what they do. So now, you're more comfortable with it," Carr said.
"You could see it early last year that he was real excited hyped up, and that's good. You want to be excited but you also got to be in control of your emotions. I think we'll see that a bunch this year from him," Clements coach Jeff Hulme said.
Carr is still developing as a quarterback. The good news is he won't have to do it alone. Clements has eight returning offensive starters and the biggest line they've had in years.
"They do it all up front, you know," Carr said. "That makes my job a lot easier."
"He's got the arm, he's got everything. But this year, you know, he's become a leader. He's the real leader of the offense of this team. You just trust him," said Clements tight end Walker Dille.
Well, some would say Derek was the best quarterback named Carr in Houston last season. But he credits David with helping him get better each year And yes, they still talk every day.
"We're definitely competitive, we still are. We play Madden every day over the Internet, talk trash doing that." said Derek, who of course proclaims himself the winner of such video game contests.
(Copyright © 2007, KTRK-TV)
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