Carr played linebacker at Woodlawn High School in Birmingham before signing a scholarship at Auburn University. He led the Tigers in tackling for three seasons and was named the 1984 SEC Lineman of the Year and a consensus All-American. As an engineering student he was also recognized as one of the NCAA's Top 5 Student-Athletes.
Carr was the 160th pick in the 6th round of the 1985 NFL draft, going to the Pittsburgh Steelers where he played for four seasons, wearing #91. In 1985 he started two games, recording 1 sack and recovering 2 fumbles. He did not start in 1986 or 1987, but recorded three sacks and scored a safety off the bench. In 1988 he started 5 games in which he recorded 3.5 sacks and returned an interception for 27 yards.
While in the NFL, Carr completed the requirements to enter medical school at UAB. He completed his M.D. in 1994 and completed his residency at the Greenville Hospital in Greenville, South Carolina. He then served a fellowship at the American Sports Medicine Institute before entering practice with Southern Orthopaedic Specialists in Columbiana.
Carr was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2008. He and his wife Juli have four children: Evans, Jordan, Sara and Grace.
- Segrest, Doug (December 2, 2007) "McNeal, Carr, Holloway, Mincher, Robinson, Lowery, Byrd, Wilson enter Alabama Sports Hall of Fame." Birmingham News.
- Carr's profile at Southern Orthopaedic Specialists