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Cris Carter finally makes Pro Football Hall of Fame

Posted by: Mark Craig under Vikings, NFC Updated: February 2, 2013 - 4:30 PM

NEW ORLEANS -- Former Vikings receiver Cris Carter finally made the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, ending a long wait.

Carter, who had 130 touchdowns in his 16-year career, got into the Canton, Ohio, hall on his sixth try.

Carter, 47, caught 1,101 passes for 13,899 yards and 130 touchdowns during his career, including 12 seasons (1990-2001) spent with the Vikings. He was only the second player in league history to reach 1,000 career receptions and caught at least 70 passes 10 times. Carter retied after a brief five-game stint with Miami in 2002, and his numbers still rank among the NFL’s all-time best.

Carter was one of four receivers named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team for the 1990s. The eight-time Pro-Bowl selection led the league in touchdowns three times (1995, ’97 and ’99) and caught a league-high 122 passes in 1994. He again caught 122 passes in 1995, but was edged out by Detroit’s Herman Moore by one catch for the NFL’s most.

Joining Carter in the Class of 2013 are Larry Allen, Jonathan Ogden, coach Bill Parcells, Warren Sapp and Senior Committee candidates Curly Culp and Dave Robinson.

Those who missed out were Jerome Bettis, Charles Haley, Andre Reed and Aeneas Williams.

Eliminated early were Tim Brown, Kevin Greene, Will Shields, Art Modell and Eddie DeBartolo.

Check back to startribune.com for more on this story as the night goes on.

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