Greg Carr finished his Florida State career with a bang. The senior wide receiver had a couple huge catches in the game including a one-handed touchdown grab that set the tone for the game. In this interview after the Champs Sports Bowl, Carr talks about his performance, the win and his big catches.[details]
2008 (Senior):At Florida State: One of the preeminent receivers in all of college football for the 2008 season who will contend for All-America, All-ACC and national wide receiver honors...a pre-season second team All-America and All-ACC first team selection by Phil Steele...opens the season as the starter opposite All-ACC selection Preston Parker...his big play capabilities have earned him the reputation as one of the nation's top big play receivers...is a threat to score on every reception with his incredible combination of speed and height...enters the 2008 season as the nation's leader with the highest averaged yards per catch (18.6) for a receiver with at least 100 career catches...the No. 6 rated receiver in the nation by NFLDraftScout.com entering his senior season...a preseason All-ACC second team selection heading into the 2008 season by Athlon Magazine...a two-time All-ACC second team selection (freshman and sophomore seasons) and has received All-ACC honors during each of his first three seasons as a Seminole...begins his senior season tied for third in touchdowns (25), ranked 11th in receiving yards (2,032), 17th in school history in receptions (109) and 17th in school history in scoring with 152 career points...needs eight touchdowns to surpass Peter Warrick (31 touchdowns, 1996-99) and become the Seminoles all-time touchdown leader...needs a career-year of better than 1,566 yards to become the all-time school leader in receiving yards (Ron Sellers, 3,598 yards, 1966-68)...needs 968 yards to become the third player in school history with 3,000 or more career receiving yards...enters his senior season ranked eighth in ACC history in career touchdown receptions...has seven 100-yard reception games entering his senior season...has played in 37 games while earning 11 starting assignments during his career...with 25 touchdowns in 37 games he averages one touchdown in 68 percent of his games played...23 percent of his career catches (25 of 109) have resulted in touchdowns entering his senior season...among returning players in the ACC he is the top receiver in terms of yards (2,032), touchdown receptions (25) and second in yards per reception (18.6).
Junior Year (2007): Played in 12 of Florida State's 13 games including the Music City Bowl against Kentucky...a starter in seven different games...caught a career-high 45 passes for a career-high 795 yards in earning All-ACC third team honors from Phil Steele...also established career-highs for receptions (eight) and yards (140) in a single game (against Wake Forest)...became only the sixth player in school history with 30 or more catches in three consecutive seasons and averages better than 36 catches per season...at least one catch in 12 of the 13 games...three consecutive 100-yard receiving games in victories against Alabama (five receptions for 107 yards) and NC State (four for 140) and against Wake Forest (career-high eight for a career-high 140 yards)...totaled six catches for 99 yards in the Music City Bowl against Kentucky...caught six passes of 40 yards or more which equaled the total of 40-yard receptions in his first two seasons combined...recorded four of Florida State's 10 longest offensive plays of the season.
Sophomore Year (2006): Played in all 13 of the Seminoles' games including the Emerald Bowl victory against UCLA...earned All-ACC second team honors for the second consecutive season...caught 12 touchdown passes - the fourth most by a wide receiver in school history...he scored twice as many touchdowns as any other Seminole and finished with 72 points...he finished second on the team in scoring and was behind only All-ACC kicker Gary Cismesia...only Georgia Tech's All-ACC first team selection Calvin Johnson scored more points from the receiver position in the ACC than Carr...was second in the team with 619 receiving yards to rank second on the team behind only Chris Davis - the 2007 fourth round NFL Draft selection of the Tennessee Titans...his 34 catches ranked second on the team behind only De'Cody Fagg's 35 receptions...caught multiple passes in eight of Florida State's 13 games...earned two 100-yard receiving games against Rice (107) and Duke (100)...had had three multi-touchdown games with two coming against Rice and Western Michigan and three coming against Duke...caught at least one pass of 25 yards or better in seven of the Seminoles' 13 games...caught a season-high five passes for a season-high 107 yards in the Seminoles' victory over Rice...season-high tying five receptions against Maryland for 84 yards and a touchdown...caught a 57-yard touchdown pass against Rice to mark the second longest touchdown reception of the season for the Seminoles...caught four passes for 100 yards and three touchdowns against Duke...receiving touchdowns against Boston College and Maryland...touchdown receptions against Duke, Boston College and Maryland to mark the first time he had caught a scoring pass in three consecutive games...three consecutive scoring games against Western Michigan, Florida and UCLA in the Emerald Bowl.
Freshman Year (2005): Played in 12 of Florida State's 13 games including the Seminoles' ACC Championship game victory over Virginia Tech and its Orange Bowl game against Penn State...scored nine touchdowns to mark the most touchdowns by a first-year Seminole since Warrick Dunn scored 10 times as a freshman during the 1993 season...earned All-ACC second team honors as a freshman...earned Freshman All-American third team honors and Freshman All-ACC honors by the Sporting News...led Florida State in yards per reception (20.6) and receiving touchdowns (nine) while finishing third on the team in total receiving yards (618)...tied the ACC record for receiving touchdowns by a freshman with nine...tied the all-time ACC record of Virginia's Heath Miller who was a first round draft choice of the Pittsburgh Steelers...led the ACC in touchdowns (nine) and ranked sixth in receiving yards per game (59.3)...second on the team with his 59.3 receiving yards per game average and third on the team with his 618 total receiving yards...had a season-long catch of 63 yards against Wake Forest...first two 100-yard receiving games came against The Citadel (104) and Wake Forest (129)...caught six of his nine touchdown receptions inside of the 20-yard line...of his 30 catches, 23 went for first downs or touchdowns and 13 netted 20 yards or more.
High School: Graduated from North Marion High School in 2004...originally signed with Florida State in 2004 and enrolled in school in January of 2005...a four-star player and the No. 21 ranked prep receiver in the nation as a senior...earned All-State first team honors in Class 3A as a junior and a senior...caught 42 passes for 1,142 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior...was an All-State first team selection in basketball, also, as a freshman.
Personal: Born Oct. 8, 1985...worked out with the Seminole basketball team during the spring of 2005...joins former Seminole Weegie Thompson as the tallest receiver to ever play at Florida State...major is social science.