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How 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick, Raiders Derek Carr compare

Derek Carr, left, chats with Colin Kaepernick following the Raiders’ 24-13 win over the 49ers on Sunday December 7, 2014 in Oakland. It was the first meeting between the quarterbacks, who were both selected in the second round with the 36th overall pick of their respective drafts.
Derek Carr, left, chats with Colin Kaepernick following the Raiders’ 24-13 win over the 49ers on Sunday December 7, 2014 in Oakland. It was the first meeting between the quarterbacks, who were both selected in the second round with the 36th overall pick of their respective drafts. pkitagaki@sacbee.com

Quarterbacks Colin Kaepernick and Derek Carr play for the Bay Area’s NFL teams, wear single-digit jersey numbers (Kaepernick is No. 7, Carr is No. 4), and the similarities keep going. They were both chosen in the second round with the 36th pick – Kaepernick by the 49ers in 2011, Carr by the Raiders in 2014. Comparing the two and their 2015 statistics:

KAP

STAT

CARR

6-4

Height

6-3

230

Weight

215

27

Age

24

Nevada

College

Fresno St.

151

Att.

162

95

Comp.

103

989

Yards

1,171

4

TD passes

8

5

Int.

3

16

Sacked

7

36

Rushes

6

218

Yards

29

1

Rush TDs

0

5

Fumbles

3

1

Lost

2

Head to head

The two quarterbacks met last December and Carr completed 22 of 28 passes for 254 yards and three touchdowns in a 24-13 victory that dealt the 49ers’ playoff hopes a reeling blow. The win was just the second of the season for the Raiders and left the 49ers 7-6. Kaepernick threw for 174 yards and a touchdown but was intercepted twice. The 49ers would lose two more games before winning their season finale to finish 8-8 and out of the playoffs for the first time since 2010.

College days

Both Kaepernick and Carr spent four years in college. Carr completed 66.7 percent of his passes for 12,843 yards and 113 touchdowns. Kaepernick completed 58.2 percent of his passes for 10,098 yards and 82 touchdowns. He also rushed for 59 touchdowns.

Quotables

Carr, to The Associated Press, after the Raiders lost to the Broncos on a pick-six touchdown in the fourth quarter: “It’s hard. It’s really hard, because we feel like we left something on the field. We feel like we left wins out there.”

Kaepernick, to The Associated Press, after the 49ers lost to the Giants, despite arguably his best game of the season: “It’s something that we can build off moving forward, but we have to win games. That’s why we play.”

Jeff Caraska

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