about CRIS CARTER

Born: Nov. 25, 1965, in Troy, Ohio. Grew up in Middletown, Ohio

Vitals: Wide receiver, 6 feet 3, 210 pounds

College: Ohio State. Carter, ineligible for his senior season because he signed with an agent, was taken by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth round of the 1987 NFL supplementary draft.

Family: Carter lives in Boca Raton, Fla., with his wife, Melanie. They have two children, Duron and Monterae. Duron, who had a tryout with the Vikings this spring, will be Cris’ presenter. Carter’s brother, Butch, is a former NBA player.

Current occupation: Football analyst for ESPN, HBO and Yahoo! Sports. Carter is also an ordained minister.

Holds Vikings records with 1,004 receptions, 110 touchdowns and 12,383 receiving yards.

Awards

2

All-Pro first team

8

consecutive Pro Bowls (1993-2000)

 

NFL All-Decade Team of the 1990s

NFL Man of the Year (1999)

Vikings Ring of Honor (2003)

NFL teams (16 seasons)

Philadelphia (1987-89)

Vikings (1990-2001) Miami (2002)

PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2013

 

Others in his HOF class: Larry Allen, Curley Culp, Jonathan Ogden, Bill Parcells, Dave Robinson, Warren Sapp.

 

Statistics: 234 games, 1,101 receptions, 13,899 yards, 130 touchdowns. When he retired, he ranked second in NFL history in catches and touchdowns.