A coaching veteran of 30 years, FBU Quarterbacks Coach Gerald Carr has worked as an offensive coordinator for all but one team he has coached.
Carr played quarterback at Southern Illinois University, and was a letter winner for three seasons before graduating from SIU in 1981. Carr began his coaching career in 1981 at his high school alma mater, North Mecklenberg (N.C.) High School. His collegiate coaching career began at Southern Illinois as a graduate assistant on 1982. His coaching journey then took him to Davidson (1983-85), Akron (1986-88), Washington State (1989-90), Arizona (1991), and North Carolina (1992-94). It was in Chapel Hill that Carr gained his first Bowl experience, helping Coach Mack Brown's Tar Heels to the Peach, Gator, and Sun bowls and 27 victories during his three seasons with the program.
He entered the professional ranks as wide receivers coach for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1995-98. The Eagles advanced to the playoffs following the 1995 and 1996 regular seasons, and in 1996 Pro Bowl Wideout Irving Fryar set the Eagles' single-season record for receptions (88) under Carr's tutelage.
His 2001 campaign in Indiana resulted in one of the most memorable individual seasons in college football history. As passing game coordinator, IU quarterback Antwaan Randle El earned first-team All-America honors, Big Ten Most Valuable Player, and finished sixth in Heisman Trophy voting in 2001. Randle El became the first player in NCAA history to have 40 rushing touchdowns and 40 passing scores in a career and also the only player in NCAA history to pass for more than 6,000 yards and rush for more than 3,000 yards in a career.
Coach Carr has worked at nearly every level of his profession, including stints on both the high school and collegiate levels, as well as the National Football League.
|FBU Quarterbacks Coach|
|College: Southern Illinos (1977-80)|
Virginia Destroyers (UFL) (2011-Present)
|Notable Players Coached|
|♦WR Irving Fryar (Eagles)
♦QB/WR Antwaan Randle El (Indiana)