For David Carr, the road to the NFL led to Houston. But not so fast, Carr's first passes were thrown to his father, Rodger, inside their California home. They eventually took their game of catch to the backyard, then to the street. The son hasn't stopped throwing since, and it's taken him all the way to the NFL as the top pick of the expansion Houston Texans.
David was still in junior high when Rodger Carr realized his son was more talented than other kids. But Carr wasn't exactly a prodigy. He started only two years in high school, then hardly played his first two years at Fresno State. He redshirted his third year.
The problem was his girlfriend Melody, who was back home. They got married, then he became a starter his junior year. Carr eventually won the Johnny Unitas, Sammy Baugh, and Pop Warner awards and finished fifth in voting for the Heisman Trophy.