Derek Carr, the Bakersfield Christian graduate and current NFL star, was named to his third consecutive Pro Bowl on Monday.
Carr will replace New England quarterback Tom Brady, who will take the field in Super Bowl LII in two weeks when the Patriots face the Philadelphia Eagles.
Carr started 15 games for Oakland this past year, throwing for 3,496 yards on 62 percent passing. He fired 22 touchdowns and 13 interceptions for a quarterback rating of 86.4. The Raiders finished the season with a 6-10 record.
On his Twitter handle @derekcarrqb Carr wrote the following message to fans:
"I'm excited to announce that I will be representing the Raiders organization at the 2018 Pro Bowl! Fans...it was not the year we wanted, but to still be recognized by you, #RaiderNation, fans everywhere, and the players and coaches you go against as one of these players is an extremely high honor that I will always be thankful for! Although I am extremely blessed to be thought of in such a way by my peers I understand there is more work to do. There is more to achieve and more (to) accomplish and I will not rest until we get there #RaiderNation! God bless you and Go Raiders!"
After leading BCHS to a 12-1 record and a Central Section Division V championship his senior year, Carr was selected as the 2008 All-Area Football Player of the Year.
He would eventually star collegiately at Fresno State before being selected in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Raiders with the 36th overall pick.
In four NFL seasons, Carr has completed 1,378 of 2,247 passes for 14,690 yards and 103 touchdowns to go with 44 interceptions. He holds a 28-34 record as a starter.