Player Spotlight: Chris Carr

Chris Carr is a cornerback signed by the Ravens this offseason, who will not only add depth in the secondary, but will probably be the team’s primary kick returner, especially if Yamon Figurs again shows lackluster results after he catches the ball, if he even catches the ball (which was sometimes a bit difficult for him last year).  Special Teams has always been a huge part of the Ravens style, almost as important as defense on the typical Ravens team, and Carr could be the next in a line of very good return specialists.

  • Carr is 26, celebrating his birthday on April 30th
  • Is 5’10″, and weighs 180 lbs.
  • Will wear #30 for the team this year
  • He was born in Reno, Nevada and went to McQueen High School
  • Carr played both football and basketball at McQueen.
  • He was named Northern Nevada Player of the Year in his senior year, after enjoying three all-state seasons as both a running back and cornerback
  • Carr went to Boise State to play football, and won the Pat Fuller Memorial Award for outstanding academic achievement. He also ended his prolific four-year career in Boise as the nation’s leading active punt returner, averaging 19.8 yards per return.
  • Signed with the Raiders in 2005 after going undrafted, immediately becoming their main kickoff man.
  • Carr’s first touchdown was actually not a return run-back, but instead a 100-yard interception return from an errant Fat Ben pass.  
  • He holds the kick return record for the Raiders, with 201 returns for 4,841 yards (24.1 yards/per average)
  • Carr signed with the Titans last offseason for 2 years and $2 million, but was released by them after the first half of his contract
  • After signing with the Ravens for 2 years and $5 million, the team announced that he would be the 3rd or 4th cornerback and most likely, the main return man.

For the full list of player spotlights, just click on this link.  Also, I will be out of town in Syracuse for about 3 days, and may not have internet access. Just in the case that I don’t, if anyone out there wants to post a link of anything, really, just comment on this post.  

The next player to be “spotlighted” will be the Ravens’ 2nd round draft pick, Utah defensive end Paul Kruger.  He will be followed by Dominique Foxworth.

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