Football: Fresno State QB Derek Carr named to Heisman Pundit Watch List

Derek Carr, passing against Oregon last year, and the Bulldogs open the 2013 season Aug. 29 against Rutgers at Bulldog Stadium.

Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr has been named to the 2013 Heisman Pundit/CBSSports.com Heisman Trophy Watch List.

Carr last season as a junior was the Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year and was named an honorable mention All-American by Sports Illustrated after passing for a conference-record 4,104 yards to go with 37 touchdowns against seven interceptions.

Carr is one of 29 players on the list and one of 18 quarterbacks, including two more from the Mountain West — Nevada junior Cody Fajardo and San Jose State senior David Fales.

For his career, Carr has thrown for 7,760 yards — on a school-best .652 completion percentage — with 63 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. He enters his senior season needing 3,049 passing yards to break Kevin Sweeney’s school passing record that has stood since 1986.

2013 Heisman Pundit/CBSSports.com Heisman Trophy Watch List

(in alphabetical order)

Ameer Abdullah, Jr., RB, Nebraska

David Ash, Jr., QB, Texas

Blake Bell, Jr., QB, Oklahoma

Tajh Boyd, Sr., QB, Clemson

Teddy Bridgewater, Jr., QB, Louisville

Ka’deem Carey, Jr., RB, Arizona

Derek Carr, Sr., QB, Fresno State

Jadeveon Clowney, Jr., DE, South Carolina

Stefon Diggs, So., WR, Maryland

Cody Fajardo, Jr., QB, Nevada

David Fales, Sr., QB, San Jose State

Devin Gardner, Jr., QB, Michigan

Everett Golson, So., QB, Notre Dame

Todd Gurley, So., RB, Georgia

Kevin Hogan, So., QB, Stanford

Brett Hundley, So., QB, UCLA

Duke Johnson, So., RB, Miami

Marqise Lee, Jr., WR, USC

Jordan Lynch, Sr., QB, Northern Illinois

Johnny Manziel, So., QB, Texas A&M

Marcus Mariota, So., QB, Oregon

Venric Mark, Sr., RB, Northwestern

Taylor Martinez, Sr., QB, Nebraska

AJ McCarron, Sr., QB, Alabama

Aaron Murray, Sr., QB, Georgia

Braxton Miller, Jr., QB, Ohio State

Lache Seastrunk, Jr., RB, Baylor

De’Anthony Thomas, Jr., RB, Oregon

TJ Yeldon, So., RB, Alabama