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Continued: Cris Carter, Hall of Fame wide receiver: The clutch, difficult catches set him apart

  • Article by: DAVE CAMPBELL , AP Pro Football Writer
  • Last update: August 1, 2013 - 3:57 PM

Reed recalled a game at Atlanta in 1991 when Carter caught a touchdown pass with one hand over two defenders. From then on, he was never surprised by any of the grabs his buddy made.

"He'd stand sideways, turn the 'Jugs' machine to 55 miles per hour and catch the ball with one hand, standing 10 yards away," Reed said. "I wouldn't try that because I'd break my fingers."

Carter was rarely hurt. He played in every game in all but one of his 12 seasons with the Vikings.

"Every minute that I stepped on that field from the time that I warmed up, I was trying to put on a show for those people," Carter said. "So they would be proud. I come from some humble beginnings, and I just believed that when people pay their money, hard-earned money, that they deserve a certain level of performance."

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