One on one with ... Pleasant Valley’s Hunter Carr
by Jordan Smith
Special to The Star
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Pleasant Valley's Hunter Carr. (Photo by Bill Wilson/The Anniston Star)
Pleasant Valley's Hunter Carr. (Photo by Bill Wilson/The Anniston Star)
Hunter Carr doesn’t say much.

A wide receiver and defensive back for Pleasant Valley High, Carr is the quiet type.

A senior, Carr is one of those players who leads by example. His play has earned the respect of all his teammates. The Raiders voted him a team captain this season.

The gridiron is not the only place he makes an impact. During the spring, Carr takes his talents to the baseball diamond. It was his first love. As a New York Yankees fan, he was pulling for the St. Louis Cardinals to beat the Boston Red Sox in this fall’s World Series. He is comfortable playing the middle infield but his work on the pitcher’s mound last spring played a major role in the Raiders making the playoffs.

None of his performances were bigger than the one in the first round of the 2013 baseball playoffs. Carr pitched a three-hit, complete-game shutout against Lamar County in the elimination game of the series. The Raiders won 3-0.

Off the field, Carr is just a regular high school student. He spends his time watching SportsCenter and playing Call of Duty online on his Xbox.

Grades are still his first priority. He hopes to attend Jacksonville State next fall and one day enter the medical field as a nurse practitioner.

Recently, Carr took a few minutes before hitting the practice field to sit down with Anniston Star sports correspondent Jordan Smith and knock out 10 questions.

Question: What is it like entering the stadium to AC/DC’s song Hell’s Bells?

Answer: It gets to you. You get chill bumps and you’re just ready to play. It’s probably the thing I enjoy most about playing at home.

Q: Who is your hero?

A: Probably (Yankees baseball star) Derek Jeter. Just the things that he does, the way he leads people.

Q: What’s better: college football or professional football?

A: College. It’s more of a mistake game in college. Everybody is so good in the pros

Q: Do you remember your first play at Pleasant Valley?

A: Yeah, it was my 10th grade year. I went in during the fourth quarter and made a touchdown-saving tackle on fourth down. I felt really good about it.

Q: In a movie about you, which actor would portray you?

A: Tom Cruise. He seems like a good guy.

Q: What would be your dream game to attend?

A: A BCS National Championship with Alabama and…I’m not sure who they would be playing. I would have loved going to the Alabama-Notre Dame game last year.

Q: Why do you wear No. 4 on your game jersey?

A: It’s my baseball number doubled. (His football practice jersey is No. 5.)

Q: Why do you want to go into the medical field?

A: I just want to go out there and see if I can help some people out.

Q: What is your favorite subject in school?

A: Right now, probably anatomy.

Q: What is your favorite movie?

A: “Angels in the Outfield.” I just love it. I’ve seen it ever since I was a kid.
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