Forget star quarterback. Derek Carr is just a regular guy who likes to help out his neighbors when they’re in need.
Earlier this week, the Oakland Raiders pivot was cruising through Oakland when he noticed fellow citizen Ron Reeser having some car troubles.
“This light at Orchard and Tassajara turned green and my car just instantly stopped,” Reeser told FOX 2 in Oakland. That’s when Carr pulled up next to him in his black SUV.
“He stuck his head out the window and said ‘hey is everything okay?'”
Reeser told Carr he had ran out of gas and was offered a ride to the station a half-mile away.
While many Oakland natives would have been fawning over Carr, Reeser didn’t recognize the quarterback until it was spelled out for him. The two shared quick stories about their career, and once Reeser discovered Carr was a football player, he soon found out why his ride to the gas station was extra special.
“What position do you play? You said you’re a football player? He said I’m a quarterback. I said that’s cool,” Reeser said. “I said ‘What string are you?’ He said ‘I’m first string.'”
When Reeser asked who Carr’s favorite team is, he got a humble, but revealing response.
“I’m a little biased ’cause I play for the Raiders,” replied Carr.
“At that moment, I stepped back and said what’s your name?” asked Reeser.
“I’m Derek Carr.”
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