He told a local news station how it went down:
“This light at Orchard and Tassajara turned green and my car just instantly stopped,” says Reeser. A man in a black SUV pulled up next to him.
“He stuck his head out the window and said hey is everything okay?
At that point I was going to get my gas can and I said I ran out of gas. He said why don’t you hop in the car. I’m going to get some gas,” says Reeser.
It was only a half mile to the gas station. The two talked about their careers.
“I’m a music producer and I’m a DJ. I’ve been doing it a while. I asked him where he was from. He had an accent. He said I’m from Texas. I said okay cool. He said he lived in Fresno and played at Fresno State before he moved over here. I said that’s pretty cool. ‘What do you do?’ He said ‘I’m a football player’. I said ‘that’s great,’” says Reeser.
That’s when the men pulled up to the gas station. On the ride back to Reeser’s car, they continued to talk.
“What position do you play? You said you’re a football player? He said I’m a quarterback. I said that’s cool,” says Reeser. “I said ‘What string are you?’ He said ‘I’m first string’.
Reeser asked what his favorite team was. Carr said, “I’m a little biased ’cause I play for the Raiders.”
“At that moment, I stepped back and said what’s your name?” He answered, “I’m Derek Carr.”
Reeser tweeted at Carr a couple days later to say thanks for the ride.