Here's another chapter forthe Derek-Carr-is-a-good-dude chronicles.
The 25-year-old Raiders quarterback on Tuesday was drivingin Dublin, Calif., a Bay Area suburb, when he noticed a man whose car was pulled to the side of the road. The man, Ron Reeser, had run out of gas.
Carr, who in January was credited with a Twitterassist in finding a missing Oakland child, pulled over to make sure Reeser was OK. Carr of courseoffered Reeser a ride to the gas station.
Then the following played out, via All22.com:
"The two men struck up an easy conversation on the drive. They spoke about Reeser’s work in the music business. He asked the driver what he did for a living and he said that he played football, adding that he is very religious and wants to become a pastor when he retires. On the return from the gas station, Reeser asked the driver more about football.
" 'He said he was a quarterback; I thought he was a college quarterback,'Reeser said. 'I asked him what string he was. He said ‘first string.’ I asked him his favorite team. He said, ‘I may be biased, but the Raiders because I play for them.’ I looked at him and said, ‘Wait’ … and I asked him his name. He said ‘Derek Carr.’'
"He couldn’t have been more down to earth. He was wearing a hat and basketball shorts. I had no idea. He was just driving by and helped. It really made me feel good that there are good people still out there doing nice things for people."
— RON REESER (@ronreeser) March 14, 2017
God bless you too! Anytime!!!! But hopefully not on the side of the road again haha https://t.co/A3ntQoUHw2
— Derek Carr (@derekcarrqb) March 15, 2017
Reeser also told All22.com he's a 49ers fan. Carr's random act of kindness, however, hashim reconsideringhis NFL allegiance.
"I just may become a Raiders fan now," Reeser said.
The 2016 NFL season ended for Carr, already a two-time Pro Bowler afterthree NFL seasons, when hebroke his legduring a Week 16 win over the Colts.