Cris Carter
All-American college football player, professional football player, wide receiver
Cris Carter
Cristopher D. Carter is a former American football player in the National Football League. He played wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles (1987–89), the Minnesota Vikings (1990–2001) and the Miami Dolphins (2002). After starting for the Ohio State University Buckeyes, Carter was drafted by the Eagles in the 4th round of the 1987 NFL supplemental draft.
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Cris Carter: Why Tom Brady doesn't care if he's considered the 'greatest of all time' -
Google News - 7 days Cris Carter: Why Tom Brady doesn't care if he's considered the 'greatest of all time' After becoming the first quarterback to win five Super Bowl rings, Tom Brady's long list of records and achievements over the course of his 17-year career would suggest that he's not only the greatest quarterback to ever play the game, but that he ... Tom Brady reveals what upsets Bill Belichick, how he takes coach's OMF - Tom Brady recaps the Super Bowl with MMQB and says he has "the answers to the test" Logan Schoenhardt, 10, dies from brain tumorESPN Monday Morning Quarterback -CBS Local -Sporting News all 93 news articles »
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Cris Carter on Chandler Jones: 'I think he was smoking some marijuana laced with PCP'
LATimes - about 1 year
Former NFL star and current analyst Cris Carter does not believe that synthetic marijuana caused New England Patriots defensive lineman Chandler Jones' bizarre behavior on Sunday morning. Speaking on ESPN's "Mike & Mike" show on Friday morning, Carter speculated out loud about what might have happened. ...
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ESPN's Cris Carter Thinks 'Dabbing' Dance Is Called 'Bapping'
Huffington Post - over 1 year
There was a lot of hoopla about Cam Newton's touchdown dance against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, which featured a dance moved called "The Dab." On Tuesday's episode of "Mike & Mike," Hall of Fame receiver Cris Carter tried to further explain the dance to the viewers and listeners who were not familiar with it. The only problem? He absolutely butchered the name of the dance. Bapping? Kendrick Lamar? Drake? — everything is trash (@iAmTerrace) November 18, 2015 Come again, Cris? What was that?  Oh, Kendrick Lamar and Drake are doing it? Right! The bap! "Bap on them folks." For what it's worth, Carter acknowledged that he got the name wrong on Twitter after the show. I know , mispronounced thanks — Cris Carter (@criscarter80) November 18, 2015 At least he didn't think the dance originated from Clemson coach Dabo Swinney.   Also on HuffPost: (function(){var src_url="https://s ...
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Colts pluck Hall of Famer's talented son from CFL
USA Today - about 2 years
Son of Hall of Famer Cris Carter is Andrew Luck's newest weapon.           
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Colts snag Cris Carter's son from CFL
Fox News - about 2 years
Indianapolis, IN ( - The Indianapolis Colts on Monday agreed to terms with wideout Duron Carter -- son of NFL Hall of Famer Cris Carter.The Ohio State product and native of Florida totaled career highs in receptions (75), yards (1,030) and touchdowns (7) in his second season with the Montreal Alouettes
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Doug Baldwin tells NFL TV analyst Cris Carter to kiss his (Super Bowl) ring
Seattle Pi - about 3 years
Doug Baldwin has proved that winning is the best revenge, especially when it comes to ESPN analyst Cris Carter, who has been less than impressed with the Seattle Seahawks’ wide receivers. Carter, a Hall of Fame receiver, has called the Seattle receivers average and “appetizers” But Carter, for all his career, doesn’t have a Super Bowl ring. Nor has he played in the big game. Baldwin has a ring and has been in the big game. So he told The Associated Press that Carter should “stick to playing football because your analytical skills ain’t up to par yet.” And there’s this from “My man that said that we were [...]
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Seahawks wide receiver calls out ESPN's Cris Carter after Super Bowl
USA Today - about 3 years
Doug Baldwin came into the Super Bowl with a chip on his shoulder.
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Seahawks’ Baldwin takes ‘pedestrian’ route to new heights
Houston Chronicle - about 3 years
By Kevin Duffy The News-Times NEWARK, N.J. — Before the cameras went on, Doug Baldwin flipped his off. It’s a little silver handheld device that Baldwin has been carrying all week. He normally uses it to film his question-and-answer YouTube segment, “The Fresh Files,” quite popular among Seattle fans. At Tuesday’s Super Bowl media day, he quickly scanned the crowd with the camera, capturing the grandeur and pure absurdity of it all, before tapping the tiny screen shut. “I’m going to try and document as much as I can and just enjoy the moment,” Baldwin said. “I do (the editing) myself, so I’m probably going to put together something for my YouTube channel. But more so, this is personal for me to look back when I’m older so I can remember this moment.” Forever motivated It always seems personal for the 5-10, 189-pound Baldwin, undrafted out of Stanford, where he was roommates for one year with Richard Sherman. Unquestionably one of the game’s top corners, Sherman was undervalu ...
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Josh Gordon Made NFL History With This 95-Yard Touchdown Catch And Run (VIDEO)
Huffington Post Sports - about 3 years
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has accomplished something that legendary wideouts such as Jerry Rice, Randy Moss, Michael Irvin, Steve Largent and Cris Carter never did. With 261 yards receiving in Cleveland's 33-28 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, Gordon became the first player in NFL history with consecutive 200+ yard receiving games. Perhaps most impressively, he managed to do this with beleaguered quarterback Brandon Weeden under center for the Browns in those games. The signature play of Gordon's record-setting Week 13 performance came with Browns attempting to rally against the Jags in the fourth quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland. With the Jags leading 25-21 and the Browns starting a drive from their own 5-yard line late in the fourth quarter, Gordon caught a pass near the 23-yard line, turned upfield and ran the rest of the way for a 95-yard touchdown. A supplemental draft pick out of Baylor in 2012, Gordon has been racking up yards at a historic p ...
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Pouncey: Players don't think Incognito is racist
Chicago Times - over 3 years
Dolphins veteran center spoke to ESPN's Cris Carter  DAVIE – Dolphins center Mike Pouncey spoke to ESPN’s Cris Carter, the Hall of Fame wide receiver, on Wednesday, off camera, regarding the Dolphins’ situation between guard Richie Incognito and tackle Jonathan Martin.     
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Carter has strong words for White
Fox News - over 3 years
Cris Carter offered perspective on his struggles with...
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Andre Reed's Hall of Fame chances assessed by The NFL Network
The Morning Call - Blogs - over 3 years
The NFL Network had a show devoted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame candidates for 2014 on Wednesday night, a show called "Hall of Fame: The Contenders" in which the analysts talked about the new candidates who will be considered on Feb. 1 when next year's inductees are selected in New York City on the eve of the Super Bowl. Of course, around here, the wait has been agonizing for former Dieruff High, Kutztown University and Buffalo Bills standout Andre Reed who has been a finalist for the last seven years for one of the five modern-era choices. (Below my son Chris and me visited the Hall of Fame in 2011 and would love to go back next summer to witness Andre Reed's special day). It seems as though the committee is only going to select one receiver per Hall of Fame ballot and the logjam, thankfully, seemed to be broken this past February when Cris Carter was elected. That leaves Reed and Tim Brown as the next viable remaining candidates for HOF selection. However, along comes ...
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Good audience for Broncos-Ravens opener; NFL media updates for 2013 season
Houston Chronicle - over 3 years
NBC’s broadcast of the Peyton Manning show Thursday night from Denver drew 25.1 million viewers for the NFL season opener. That’s up from 23.9 million for Cowboys-Giants a year ago and the third-best total for the Thursday NFL openers, which date back to 2002. The broadcast, which was delayed by weather for more than a half-hour, drew a 14.9 Nielsen rating and 26 share, which matches the time-shifted rating on KPRC (Channel 2). With that, let’s take a look at assorted network lineups for the NFL season: CBS – In addition to the long-running “The NFL Today,” CBS goes full-bore into Sunday morning rhetoric on CBS Sports Network with “That Other Pregame Show,” which airs from 8 a.m. to noon. Not sure I’m crazy about the title (why slight your own product?), but there is much that escapes me about marketing strategy. Adam Schein will host with retired linebacker Bart Scott, former Raiders executive Amy Trask, Brandon Tierney of CBS Sports Radio, Allie LaForce and fantasy sports rep ...
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Ian Reifowitz: The "N-word" Was the Last Word They Heard Before They Died
Huffington Post - over 3 years
I thought I knew all about why it was wrong to use the n-word. Having taught and written about racism in America, I've read the words of those a scholar would read: David Walker, Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, W.E.B. Du Bois, James Baldwin, Martin Luther King, Cornel West. But it was a football player who really touched me when he explained just what a black person feels when he hears that vile slur. This month Cris Carter was inducted into the pro football Hall of Fame. He appeared last Thursday on ESPN Radio's Mike and Mike, and talked about his playing days and his upcoming book. Co-host Mike Greenberg then turned to another subject. A few days before the Hall of Fame inducted Carter, a visibly angry Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver named Riley Cooper was caught on tape using the aforementioned slur. He announced that he would "fight every n-----" at a Kenny Chesney concert. The Eagles fined and suspended Cooper, sending him to counseling for four days and the ...
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NFL Hall of Famer Cris Carter Owes Everything To Football
NPR - over 3 years
Host Michel Martin speaks with Pro Football Hall of Famer Cris Carter about his new book Going Deep: How Wide Receivers Became the Most Compelling Figures in Pro Sports. He talks about why receivers behave badly, his own shortcomings, and why injuries shouldn't scare people away from football. » E-Mail This     » Add to
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Cowboys Edge Dolphins As NFL Returns
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
CANTON, Ohio — Sometimes, when youth is served, it pays off. Ask Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett about that and see him smile. Rookie Devonte Holloman's 75-yard interception return with a tipped pass keyed the Cowboys' 24-20 victory over the Miami Dolphins in the Hall of Fame game Sunday night that opened the NFL's preseason. Dallas also got a strong effort from its relatively inexperienced running backs, from some youngsters on the offensive line, and by a defense making the switch to the 4-3 alignment under new coordinator Monte Kiffin. "Any time you can give young players an extra chance to play in a game, they grow," Garrett said. "With an extra preseason game, it makes sense to give those young guys an opportunity to play." Hollomon, a sixth-round pick from South Carolina was perfectly situated when rookie Chad Bumphis had Matt Moore's pass go off his hands in the second quarter. "I thought about it the whole way here and it actually happened," ...
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Cris Carter, 6 others are NFL Hall of Fame's 50th anniversary class
LATimes - over 3 years
The NFL's No. 2 career receiver enters the shrine in Canton along with Ogden, Robinson, Allen, Parcells, Culp and Sapp. CANTON, Ohio — Forcefully and emotionally, Cris Carter summed up the 50th induction ceremony for the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Cris Carter
  • 2015
    Carter was chosen to be a coach for a team in the 2015 Pro Bowl, along with Former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver, Michael Irvin.
    More Details Hide Details His son, Duron Carter, played wide receiver at Ohio State in 2009 and Coffeyville Community College in 2010. He was a wide receiver for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). Prior to signing with Indianapolis, Duron played for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League (CFL), and returned to the Alouettes in 2016 after one year with the Colts.
  • 2014
    Carter also spoke at the 2014 NFL rookie symposium, where he encouraged players to get a fall guy they can trust to take the blame if they get in trouble.
    More Details Hide Details The comments were revealed in 2015 in an ESPN Magazine story about Chris Borland. The NFL took the video of the speech down from its website and released a statement saying in part: "The comment was not representative of the message of the symposium or any other league program The comment was not repeated in the 2014 AFC session or this year's symposium." Carter apologized on Twitter saying he realized it was bad advice, and everyone should take responsibility for their own actions. ESPN also released a statement saying Carter's comments do not reflect the company's views.
  • 2013
    On February 2, 2013 Carter was announced as an inductee into the Hall of Fame Class of 2013 along with Bill Parcells, Larry Allen, Jonathan Ogden, Warren Sapp, Curley Culp and Dave Robinson.
    More Details Hide Details Carter was one of the hosts of HBO's Inside the NFL and is an NFL Analyst for Yahoo Sports and ESPN. He is also a faculty member and assistant coach at St. Thomas Aquinas High School, where his son played wide receiver in 2008. He is the owner of Cris Carter's FAST Program, a sports training center in South Florida, and is an ordained minister. He also appeared in the 2005 sports video game NFL Street 2 as a wide receiver for the NFL Gridiron Legends team along with former teammate, safety Joey Browner, and a few other historical NFL legends. He was a speaker at 2008 NFL rookie symposium and again at the 2009 NFL Rookie Symposium.
  • 2011
    In 2011, he also did not make it despite not having a single wide receiver in the class.
    More Details Hide Details NFL Network's NFL's Top 10 placed him atop the list of wide receivers with the best hands.
  • 2010
    Additionally, Andre Reed was another possible candidate that diminished Carter's chance for enshrinement in 2010.
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  • 2009
    Carter was once again excluded in 2009 and again in 2010 as receivers Jerry Rice and Tim Brown became eligible for the first time, though Brown did not make it.
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  • 2008
    Carter was one of fifteen finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2008, but was not elected in a surprise to some commentators.
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  • 2002
    Carter spent the spring of 2002 looking for a team.
    More Details Hide Details Although he talked with the Rams, Browns, and Dolphins, he was unable to complete a deal and joined HBO's Inside the NFL team as an analyst on May 21. He served in that capacity until October 21 when the Miami Dolphins lured the veteran back onto the playing field to bolster their injury-riddled receiving corps. The Boca Raton resident started in his first game as a Dolphin at Lambeau Field in Week 9. Carter showed signs of rust, catching just 3 passes for 31 yards and fumbling once. During the week that followed, he checked into the hospital with a kidney ailment and was sidelined for the next four weeks. Carter returned in Week 14, but struggled to get back into the Dolphins receiver rotation. In Week 15, however, he caught a one handed touchdown pass as the Dolphins beat the Raiders 23–17. The following week against the Vikings, however, he made a key drop in the end zone that cost Miami a touchdown. The Dolphins wound up losing that game and then lost to the Patriots the following week, missing the playoffs.Even though he put up a respectable amount of numbers for the amount of games that he played, Following the season, Carter quietly retired.
  • 2000
    In 2000, led by Daunte Culpepper, the Vikings won the NFC Central division, and Carter finished the season with 96 receptions, 1274 yards, 9 TD, and an eighth Pro Bowl.
    More Details Hide Details On November 30, Carter became only the second player in NFL history to reach the 1,000 reception plateau when he caught a 4-yard touchdown pass against Detroit. In 2001, the Vikings floundered with a record of 5–11, their first losing season since 1990. Carter's production dipped to its lowest point since 1992 (mostly because of QB Spergon Wynn's ineffectiveness in the last three games) — 73 catches, 871 yards, 6 TD — and his streak of eight straight Pro Bowls came to an end. Following the season, the longest-tenured Viking exercised an out clause in his contract that ended his career in Minnesota. Cris Carter left the Vikings as their all-time leader in, among other things, receptions (1,004) and receiving yards (12,383), and touchdowns (110).
    In 2000, he was selected as a member of the Ohio State Football All-Century Team.
    More Details Hide Details In 2003, he was inducted into the Ohio State Varsity O Hall of Fame.
  • 1997
    He was named to his fifth consecutive Pro Bowl, leading the NFL with 13 TD receptions while pacing the team with 89 catches and 1069 yards Even though he had more impressive seasons statistically, 1997 may have been Carter's finest hour, as week after week he dazzled with one spectacular catch after another.
    More Details Hide Details With Randall Cunningham at QB (he replaced the injured Johnson late in the season) the Vikings finally broke through in the playoffs, defeating the Giants 23–22 in a last minute miracle comeback. The playoff success was fleeting, however, as the team fell to the San Francisco 49ers 38–22 the following week. In 1998 the Vikings drafted Marshall wide receiver Randy Moss with 21st pick in the first round. Suddenly, the Vikings possessed the NFL's most dangerous weapon. They cruised through the regular season, posting a 15–1 record while scoring a then-league record 556 points. Carter, who made the Pro Bowl for the fifth time, caught 78 passes for 1,011 yards and 12 TDs. Led by Moss, Carter, and Miller Lite Player of the Year Randall Cunningham, the Vikings entered the playoffs as heavy favorites to reach the Super Bowl. They easily defeated the Arizona Cardinals 41–21 in the Divisional Round, advancing to the NFC Championship Game for the first time since 1987. The Vikings entered that game as 13 and a half point favorites over the Atlanta Falcons, but lost in overtime 30–27 to become the biggest favorite to ever lose a home playoff game. Carter later said losing that game was the lone regret of his time in Minnesota, and that he didn't even know if he wanted to play anymore afterwards.
    Carter continued to be the focal point of the Vikings' offense in 1997.
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  • 1995
    Carter teamed up with Moon in 1995 to post his finest statistical season.
    More Details Hide Details He caught 122 passes for a career high 1,371 yards and led the NFL with 17 TD receptions. Carter received Second-team All Pro honors for his efforts. The Vikings, however, finished 8–8 and missed the playoffs for the first time under Green. Midway through the 1996 season Brad Johnson took over at QB for the Vikings. Carter didn't miss a beat, catching 96 passes for 1,163 yards and 10 TDs. The Vikings returned to the playoffs with a 9 - 7 record, but were routed by the Dallas Cowboys 40–15 in the Wild Card round. Carter appeared in his fourth straight Pro Bowl following the season.
  • 1994
    Veteran quarterback Warren Moon was acquired before the 1994 season and immediately developed a rapport with Carter.
    More Details Hide Details The veteran helped Carter set the NFL single season record for receptions with 122 (the record was broken in 1995 by Detroit's Herman Moore and then topped by the Colts' Marvin Harrison in 2002). Carter also led the team with 1256 yards and 7 receiving TDs, which earned him First-team All Pro honors. Moon and Carter carried the team to a 10–6 record and the NFC Central title, but couldn't stop the Vikings from a third straight first round playoff exit — a 35–18 home loss to the Chicago Bears.
  • 1993
    In 1993, veteran QB Jim McMahon acted as the team's primary signal caller and Carter had a breakout season.
    More Details Hide Details He posted career highs in receptions, 86, and yards, 1,071, while catching 9 TDs — all team highs, and appeared in his first Pro Bowl. The Vikings finished the season 9 - 7, good enough for a playoff berth, but fell 17–10 to the New York Giants in the Wild Card round.
  • 1992
    Stanford head coach Dennis Green was named as his replacement on January 10, 1992 and began a house cleaning process. "The New Sheriff in Town" released stalwarts like RB Herschel Walker and QB Wade Wilson and traded DT Keith Millard to the Seattle Seahawks.
    More Details Hide Details The Vikings returned to NFL prominence in 1992, posting an 11 - 5 record and capturing their first NFC Central Division title since 1989. With Rich Gannon and Sean Salisbury playing musical chairs at QB, Carter remained the team's primary aerial weapon—leading the team with 53 receptions, 681 yards, and 6 TDs despite missing the final four games of the season with a broken collar bone. The Vikings season ended in disappointment, however, as the defending Super Bowl champions Washington Redskins upended them 24 - 7 in the Wild Card round.
  • 1991
    In 1991, Carter stepped forward as Minnesota's top pass catcher.
    More Details Hide Details He led the team with 72 receptions, 962 yards, and 5 TD catches. The winds of change were blowing in Minnesota; after a second straight disappointing season head coach Jerry Burns retired.
  • 1990
    Carter finished the 1990 campaign with 27 receptions for 413 yards and 3 TDs.
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  • 1989
    In 1989, he became the teams' primary red zone receiver, leading the Eagles with 11 TD catches (3rd in the NFC) while hauling in 45 passes for 605 yards.
    More Details Hide Details Shortly after, Carter had a falling out with coach Buddy Ryan and was a surprise cut following the pre-season. Carter later admitted that Ryan released him because of alcohol and drug abuse, including large amounts of ecstasy, cocaine and marijuana, and credits his former coach with helping him turn his life around as a result. The Minnesota Vikings claimed the troubled wide receiver off waivers on September 4, 1990. Stuck behind Hassan Jones and resident star receiver, Anthony Carter (no relation), Carter didn't see very many passes come his way during his first season in Minnesota. He did gain a measure of revenge against his former team, however, catching six passes for 151 yards, including a 78-yard TD, in a Monday Night contest at Philadelphia on October 15.
  • 1988
    Carter got more involved in the Eagles offense in 1988 catching 39 passes for 761 yards and tying for the team lead with 6 scoring receptions.
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  • 1987
    A 4th round pick by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 1987 supplemental draft, Carter saw limited action during his rookie season catching just 5 passes for 84 yards and 2 touchdowns.
    More Details Hide Details His first professional catch was a 22-yard touchdown vs. the St. Louis Cardinals.
    Prior to Carter's senior season, he secretly signed with notorious sports agent Norby Walters. When the contract was discovered, Carter was ruled ineligible. The absence of Carter in the 1987 offense contributed to a disappointing 6 - 4 - 1 season and the firing of Coach Bruce.
    More Details Hide Details Missing this season also cost him a chance at evening his personal record against Michigan; Carter finished 1-2, his lone taste of victory in the series being his freshman year. Despite losing his senior year, Carter left Ohio State holding the school record for receptions (168).
  • 1985
    Carter was known for great hands, running precise routes, and for acrobatic leaps. He had remarkable body control and footwork when making catches near the sidelines. At the Citrus Bowl at the end of the 1985 season, Carter caught a ball that quarterback Jim Karsatos was intending to throw away.
    More Details Hide Details Karsatos has claimed that catch by Carter was the greatest in the history of college football: "When I finally saw it on film, he was tiptoeing the sidelines and he jumped up and caught the ball left-handed by the point of the football at least a yard out of bounds. Then he somehow levitated back in bounds to get both his feet in bounds. I swear to this day he actually levitated to get back in bounds. When I saw it on film, it just blew me away."
  • 1965
    Born on November 25, 1965.
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