Whatever Nole fans think about Greg Carr, they probably don't think of him as one of Florida State's greatest receivers. But stats don't lie. And Carr's numbers put him up there with the Noles all-time best.
• Only Peter Warrick has caught more Seminole touchdowns than Carr (29).
• He's tied with Warrick and Ron Sellers for 4th in all time Season TD Catches (12).
• He's fifth in all time Career Receptions with 148.
• He's fifth in Career receiving yards (2574)
At 6'6" the guy made it look easy, leaping over smaller DBs like they were Pop Warner kids. Yet Carr had more going for him than just being a jump ball artist. That was his role under Jeff Bowden. But when Jimbo Fisher became offensive coordinator, Greg learned to run better routes and become a more complete receiver.
Signed as a free agent by San Diego in 2009, Carr made it all the way to the final cutdown. But in 2010, he found a good fit with Winnipeg of the Canadian League. Joining the team in mid-season, he scorched opponents with 31 receptions for 568 yards and four TDs in only seven games.
Now Carr is out to prove he can once again dominate DBs, putting up numbers that will make NFL teams take notice and dial his agent's number.
We spoke to him about his ambitions and his FSU career during Winnipeg's pre-season camp.
How's the transition going from American football to the Canadian game?
Carr: "I'm still learning. Instead of being stationary like in the states, I'm able to move back and forth. Here, I'm more of an X motion receiver who can move up and down the line, so that adjustment wasn't too bad."
Are they using you like FSU did in a lot of jump ball situations?
Carr: "I'd say it's more of a variety of things. There's more to it than just the jump ball because there are more things you can do in the Canadian game."
How do you think you've grown as a receiver in your CFL career?
Carr: "I think I've grown a lot. I've gotten accustomed to the game, what you can and can not do. But I've still got a lot of things I can improve at. So it's an exciting time for me. I just want to continue and get better."
What did you do during the off season?
Carr: "I was actually in Tallahassee working out, and spending time with my family."
When you think of your playing days at FSU, what game comes to mind first?
Carr: I would have to say winning an ACC Championship my freshman year. That was a big game. But I just remember everything -- my teammates and just that whole environment then being at Florida State. My biggest memory would probably be my first touchdown, and with my Mom there. That was an exciting experience for me and my family.