What is the meaning of Derek Carr's wrist tattoos?

Joshua Rogers September 14, 2021
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Quarterback Derek Carr starred in the Las Vegas Raiders’ overtime win over the Baltimore Ravens this week. The 30-year-old is known to be a religious person – so here’s the meaning of Derek Carr’s wrist tattoos.

Carr stars in Raiders’ Week 1 win

The Las Vegas Raiders earned a hard fought 33-27 victory over the Baltimore Ravens in Week 1 of the new NFL season.

It was Derek Carr’s lofted 31-yard touchdown pass to a wide open Zay Jones with 3min 38sec left in overtime that gave the Raiders the win.

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Carr finished with 435 yards passing and two TDs with the interception in completing 34 of 56 attempts.

According to ESPN, this is tied for the third-most passes in a game in his career.

“I hope this is a sign of things to come for us,” said Carr.

“Who cares how we do it; let’s just win, right?”

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Meaning of Derek Carr’s tattoos revealed

The Raiders quarterback is a very religious person.

Derek Carr has tattoos on his wrists marking his faith. On his left wrist, he has a verse from the Biblical Book of Jeremiah.

On his right wrist he has a depiction of Chi Rho.

Chi Rho is one of the earliest symbols used by Christians.

It invokes the crucifixion of Jesus, as well as symbolising his status as Christ.

Carr’s wife and children

Derek Carr is married to Heather Neel.

They met while Heather was working as a waitress at BJ’s Brewhouse in Fresno.

The couple tied the knot in 2012 and have four children.

They have three sons – Dallas Carr, Deker Luke Carr and Deakon Carr – while the couple welcomed a daughter, Brooklyn Mae, in 2020.

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.