Here is what six notable Bulldogs are accomplishing today


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Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) prepares to throw during the first half against the Seattle Seahawks at Lumen Field on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022, in Seattle.

By Valentina Saldaña, Sports Editor

Derek Carr: 2009-13

Derek Carr led Fresno State to its first Mountain West Conference Championship. He has a long-decorated list of accolades at Fresno State. Some of those include: 2013 Sammy Baugh Award, a two-time All-America selection and leading the conference in total offense during his senior season. Carr was selected in the NFL draft as the 36th overall pick by the Raiders. He has played nine seasons in the league and is set to take the field for the New Orleans Saints this coming season.

Davante Adams: 2011-13

Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams (17) makes a catch for extra yardage against Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey (5) in the second quarter on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. (Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

The other half of the dynamic duo with Carr, Bulldog alumnus Davante Adams had his Fresno State jersey retired this past season at the Homecoming game. Adams also contributed to the first Mountain West Conference Championship. During his collegiate career, he was named first-team All-Mountain West twice, 2012 Mountain West Freshman of the Year, and he set a Mountain West record with 38 career touchdown catches. Adams has had a successful career in the NFL, playing eight seasons with the Packers and the last with the Raiders.

Laura Berg: 1994-98

Laura Berg at bat for the Bulldogs. (Courtesy of Fresno State Athletics)

Laura Berg had an immediate impact on the ‘Dogs, making it to the Women’s College World Series her frst year. In her sophomore year, she earned First Team All-American honors and posted over a .400 batting average. She continued on the rising trend until helping the ‘Dogs win the 1998 NCAA national softball championship her senior season. Berg then continued her professional career at the olympics, and finished her career as the most-decorated USA Softball Olympian. Now, she is the head softball coach at Oregon State.

Paul George: 2008-10

Paul George (13) of the LA Clippers drives to the basket on Jaden McDaniels (3) of the Minnesota Timberwolves during the first half at Arena on December 14, 2022, in Los Angeles, California. (Harry How/Getty Images/TNS)

During his freshman campaign, Paul George, had a quick impact on the team as one of the top 15 freshmen scorers in the NCAA. George spent two seasons as a Bulldog, where he averaged 16.8 points, had the best single-season free-throw percentage in program history and earned All-WAC honors before declaring for the 2010 NBA Draft. He was picked 10th overall by the Indiana Pacers and has spent the last 13 seasons in the league. George averaged 23.8 points for the Clippers this last season.

Aaron Judge: 2011-13

Aaron Judge (99) of the New York Yankees celebrates a solo home run in the dugout during the eighth inning of their MLB game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on May 15, 2023, in Toronto, Canada. (Cole Burston/Getty Images/TNS)

Before being named the 2022 AL MVP and holding the MLB’s single-season home run record, Aaron Judge was breaking Fresno State records at Bob Bennett Stadium. As a Diamond ‘Dog, he slugged 18 home runs, posted a .345 batting average and brought in 93 runs. In the 2011 and 2012 seasons, Judge led the ‘Dogs to winning their conference titles. The 6-foot-7 outfielder from Sacramento was selected by the New York Yankees as the 32nd overall pick of the 2013 MLB Draft and has remained with the organization since.

Robyn McCarthy: 2017-21

Robyn McCarthy kicks the ball for the ‘Dogs. (Courtesy of Fresno State Athletics)

Former Fresno State women’s soccer player Robyn McCarthy recently signed her first professional contract with IK Grand Bodø in Norway. Prior, she had signed with the Indy Eleven, which is a part of the USL Women’s League. During her time as a Bulldog she was selected to the All-Mountain West first team her senior season along with ranking fifth in the conference with assists. That same season, she was one of five defenders from the Mountain West conference to record at least five points.