There will never be another Fresno State Football player who will wear No. 4, literally.
After a standout career as a Bulldog that saw him earn Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year accolades twice, in addition to setting 27 school records, current Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr received the ultimate honor from his alma mater Saturday, as his jersey was retired before the school's season opener against Incarnate Word.
"I thought that I had to be thirty-something. I didn't know what the rules were on what age you had to be, but I'm glad that they shortcutted whatever rule there might have been," joked Carr about how quickly his jersey was retired. "This is something that I have always dreamed of. When I sat in this room at the team meetings, the things that kept me focused were my faith in God and getting my name up on the wall right next to [brother David Carr's]. I don't ever want to do something half speed. I don't want to ever be just be okay at something. I wanted to leave an imprint and a legacy. I didn't just want to be someone who played football here. I want to be someone for kids and fans to look up to. I think my parents and my brothers raised me right, so I want to share that."
Carr's No. 4 was officially hung in the rafters at Bulldog Stadium Saturday night, and in addition to the Carr family, there was another special guest who made the trip out to Fresno for the event.
To make a sweet night even sweeter, the Fresno State faithful went home happy as the Bulldogs beat Incarnate Word 66-0.