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Encyclopedia > Cris Carter
Cris Carter
Position(s):
Wide receiver
Jersey #:
N / A
Date of birth: November 25, 1965 (1965-11-25) (age 41)
Place of birth: Flag of the United States Troy, Ohio
Career information
NFL Draft: 1987 / Round: 4
(supplemental draft)
College: Ohio State
Career highlights
Pro Bowls 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996,
1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
Honors NFL 1990s All-Decade Team
Retired #s Minnesota Vikings #80
Teams
1987-1989
1990-2001
2002
Philadelphia Eagles
Minnesota Vikings
Miami Dolphins
Stats at CBS.com

Cristopher D. Carter (born November 25, 1965 in Troy, Ohio) is a former American football player in the NFL. He played wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles (1987-89), the Minnesota Vikings (1990-2001) and the Miami Dolphins (2002). Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... is the 329th day of the year (330th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 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City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Ragnar League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert (official) Andy Reid (de facto) Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952... 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Carter attended Middletown High School in Middletown, Ohio. He went on to star at Ohio State University and was drafted by the Eagles in the 4th round of the 1987 NFL supplemental draft. Head coach Buddy Ryan, making one of the toughest coaching decisions of his career, graciously let him slip away, and in the process, helped to coin one of ESPN's Chris Berman's famous quotes about Carter: "All he does is catch touchdowns". Carter was signed by the Vikings, became a 4 time All-Pro, and played in 8 straight Pro Bowls. When he left the Vikings after 2001, he held most of the team career receiving records. He briefly played for the Dolphins in 2002. Middletown High School is a public high school in Middletown, Ohio. ... Middletown is an All-American City[1] located in Butler and Warren counties in southwestern Ohio. ... The Ohio State University (OSU) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Ohio. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... Buddy Ryan (born James David Ryan on February 17, 1934) is a former American football coach. ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues All-Star game. ...


Carter is currently one of the hosts of HBO's Inside the NFL and the NFL Analyst for Yahoo Sports. He is also a faculty member and coach at St. Thomas Aquinas High School, is owner of Cris Carter's FAST Program, a sports training center in South Florida and is an ordained minister. For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... ‹The template below has been proposed for deletion. ... Yahoo! - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... St. ... Location of metropolitan area in the state of Florida Major cities Miami, Florida Fort Lauderdale, Florida West Palm Beach, Florida Area  - Total  - Water 15,896 km² (6,137 mi²) 2,621 km² (1,011 mi²) 16. ...

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Playing career

Ohio State Buckeyes 1984-86

Carter was heavily recruited out of high school for both basketball and football. He accepted the offer from Ohio State head coach Earle Bruce to please his mother, an Ohio State Buckeyes fan. Many questioned the wisdom of this decision because Ohio State at the time was just five years removed from the Woody Hayes "three yards and a cloud of dust" era. Nevertheless, Carter became a consensus All-America selection after his junior season, Ohio State's first All American at wide receiver. The head coach in sports coaching is the coach who is in charge of the other coaches. ... Earle Bruce (born March 8, 1931) is a former college football and arena football coach from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Wayne Woodrow “Woody” Hayes (February 14, 1913 â€“ March 12, 1987) was a college football coach who is best remembered for his 28-year tenure at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, from 1951-1978. ... The approach to offense in American and Canadian football has splintered and evolved in the 100 years in which the modern form of the sport has existed. ... An All-America team is a sports team composed of star players. ...


Carter had intended to play both football and basketball at Ohio State, but decided to focus on football after making an immediate impact his freshman year. That year he set a Rose Bowl record with nine receptions for 172 yards. The Rose Bowl is an annual American college football bowl game, usually played on January 1 (New Years Day) at the stadium of the same name in Pasadena, California. ...


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 out of bounds as he was being tackled. 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." The Florida Citrus Bowl (official name is Orlando-Orange County Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium) is a stadium in Orlando, Florida, USA, built for American football and currently seats over 65,000. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... Jim Karsatos (born May 26, 1963) is a former American football player, starting at qurterback for two years with the Ohio State Buckeyes. ...


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. A sports agent is a person who procures and negotiates employment and endorsement deals for an athlete. ... See also: 1987 in organized crime, other events of 1988, 1989 in organized crime and the list of years in Organized Crime. // Events April - Sports agent Norby Walters, reportedly an associate of Michael Franzese, is convicted of fraud and racketeering after signing college players to professional teams before their eligabity...


Despite losing his senior year, Carter left Ohio State holding the school record for receptions (168). In 2000, he was selected as a member of the Ohio State Football All-Century Team. In 2003, he was inducted into the Ohio State Varsity O Hall of Fame. In early 2000, the Touchdown Club of Columbus selected an Ohio State Football All-Century Team to honor the greatest Ohio State Buckeyes football players of the 20th century. ... The Ohio State Varsity O Hall of Fame is the athletic hall of fame for the Ohio State University. ...


Philadelphia Eagles 1987-89

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. His first professional catch was 22 yard touchdown vs. the St. Louis Cardinals. City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red, The Buzzsaw Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt Owner Bill Bidwill General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952...


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. 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.


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, and credits his former coach with helping him turn his life around as a result.[1] Ryan's famous quote regarding Carter's contribution to the team lives in infamy "All he does is catch touchdowns." Buddy Ryan (born James David Ryan on February 17, 1934) is a former American football coach. ...


Minnesota Vikings 1990-2001

The Minnesota Vikings claimed the troubled wide receiver off waivers on September 4, 1990 for the modest price of $100. 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 a 151 yards, including a 78 yard TD, in a Monday Night contest at Philadelphia on October 15. Carter finished the 1990 campaign with 27 receptions for 413 yards and 3 TDs. is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Hassan Ameer Jones (born July 2, 1964 in Clearwater, Florida), is a former professional American football player who was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the 5th round of the 1986 NFL Draft. ... Anthony Carter (born September 17, 1960 in Riviera Beach, Florida) was an American football wide receiver. ...


In 1991 Carter stepped forward as Minnesota's top pass catcher. 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. 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. Jerry Burns (born January 24, 1927) is a former football coach who is best remembered for serving as head coach of the Minnesota Vikings. ... Stanford may refer: Stanford University Places: Stanford, Kentucky Stanford, California, home of Stanford University Stanford Shopping Center Stanford, New York, town in Dutchess County. ... Dennis Denny Green (b. ... is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Herschel Walker (born March 3, 1962 in Wrightsville, Georgia) is a former professional American football player in the United States Football League and the National Football League. ... Wade Wilson (born February 1, 1959 in Greenville, Texas) is a former American Football quarterback who played for the Minnesota Vikings, the Atlanta Falcons, the New Orleans Saints, the Dallas Cowboys and the Oakland Raiders in a seventeen year career from 1981 to 1998 in the National Football League. ... Keith Millard is a former American Football Defensive Tackle who played with the Minnesota Vikings (1985-1990), Green Bay Packers (1992), Seattle Seahawks (1992), and the Philadelphia Eagles (1993). ... City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference (1976...


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 teams 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 world champion Washington Redskins upended them 24-7 in the Wildcard round. Richard Joseph Gannon (born December 20, 1965 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a former football quarterback, who achieved most of his success late in his career with the Oakland Raiders in the National Football League. ... Richard Sean Salisbury (born March 9, 1963 in Long Beach, California) is an ESPN football analyst and former NFL quarterback. ... For other uses, see Redskins (disambiguation). ...


In 1993 veteran QB Jim McMahon acted as the team's primary signal caller and Carter had a breakout season. 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 Wildcard round. James Robert Jim McMahon (born August 21, 1959 in Jersey City, New Jersey) was an American football star in the 1980s, first at Brigham Young University and later in the professional ranks with the Chicago Bears. ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... This article is about the current National Football League team. ...


Veteran QB Warren Moon was acquired before the 1994 season and immediately developed a rapport with Carter. 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 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. Harold Warren Moon (born November 18, 1956 in Los Angeles, California) is a former American and Canadian football quarterback who played for the Canadian Football Leagues Edmonton Eskimos and the National Football Leagues Houston Oilers, Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs. ... Herman Moore (born October 20, 1969 in Danville, Virginia) is an former American NFL wide receiver. ... Marvin Daniel Harrison (born August 25, 1972, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American football player who played for Syracuse University and is currently playing in the NFL for the Indianapolis Colts. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football...


Carter teamed up with Moon in 1995 to post his finest statistical season. 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 9-7 record, but were routed by the Dallas Cowboys 40-15 in the Wildcard round. Carter appeared in fourth straight Pro Bowl following the season. For others of the same name, see Brad Johnson. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors Royal Blue (PMS 661), Silver-Green (PMS 8280), Silver (PMS 8240), and Navy Blue (PMS 282) Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Northern Conference (1960...


Carter continued to be the focal point of the Vikings' offense in 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. 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. For former United States Representative Randall Duke Cunningham, see Duke Cunningham. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division...

Cris Carter at 1998 Pro Bowl

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 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. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Marshall University is a public university based in Huntington, West Virginia. ... Randy Moss (born February 13, 1977 in Rand, West Virginia) is an American football wide receiver for the New England Patriots. ... Miller Lite is the name of a popular pilsner beer sold by Miller Brewing Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin with a 4. ... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red, The Buzzsaw Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt Owner Bill Bidwill General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952...


January 17, 1999 will forever be remembered as "Black Sunday" in Minnesota. The Vikings, 13 1/2 point favorites, led the Atlanta Falcons 27-20 with less than three minutes left in the fourth quarter when Gary Anderson attempted a 38 yard field goal. The events that ensued will torment Viking fans forever. is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, and White Head Coach Bobby Petrino Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West (1970... For other persons named Gary Anderson, see Gary Anderson (disambiguation). ...


Anderson, who had not missed a kick all season (35-35 FG, 59-59 PAT), pulled the kick just left. Falcons QB Chris Chandler then put together the drive of his life, surgically leading his team down the field for the tying score. The Vikings got the ball back with less than a minute remaining, but elected to run out the clock and head to overtime. Chris Chandler was an American football quarterback in the National Football League (NFL). ...


In the overtime session the Vikings once unstoppable offense went cold and were unable to muster up a field goal attempt in two possessions. Atlanta took advantage and a Morten Andersen field goal sent the Falcons to their first ever Super Bowl. The defeat was devastating for the Vikings, they became the largest favorite to ever lose a home playoff game, and squandered their best chance to reach the Super Bowl during Green's tenure. Carter later said losing that game was the lone regret of his time in Minnesota. Morten Andersen (born August 19, 1960, in Copenhagen, Denmark) is an American football placekicker who played for the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons and is currently a free agent. ...


The Vikings disappointment lingered into the 1999 season. They gained a small measure of revenge against Atlanta, defeating the Falcons 17-14 in Week 1, but then lost four of their next five games. Jeff George replaced the struggling Cunningham during the season's sixth game and led the team to an 8-2 record and a Wildcard berth. Carter had his finest individual season since 1995 - the first team All Pro caught 90 balls for 1241 yards and a NFL best 13 TDs. Jeffrey Scott George (Born December 8, 1967 in Indianapolis, Indiana) was a National Football League quarterback. ...


The Vikings easily defeated the Dallas Cowboys 27-10 in the Wildcard round and headed to St. Louis to face the NFL's new hottest offense. Minnesota led the eventual Super Bowl champions 17-14 at the half, but a second flurry led to a 49-37 Rams win. Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ...


Carter finished the decade of the '90s with 835 receptions, second only to Jerry Rice's 860, and was named to the NFL's All Decade team. Jerry Lee Rice (born October 13, 1962 in Crawford, Mississippi) is a former football wide receiver in the NFL. Rice is widely regarded as among the greatest wide receivers in NFL history, consistently showing exceptional performance and strong work ethic on and off of the field. ...


The Vikings released Cunningham following the 1999 season and George signed with Washington. Green then handed the quarterback reigns to second year man Daunte Culpepper. Culpepper, the eleventh pick in the 1999 draft, adapted to the NFL quickly. The Vikings sped out to an 11-2 start before losing their final three games and limping into the playoffs. The NFC Central Champs easily defeated the New Orleans Saints, 34-16, in the divisional round and advanced to the NFC title game for the second time in three years. Daunte Culpepper (born January 28, 1977 in Ocala, Florida) is an American football quarterback who currently plays for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Carter ended 2001 with 96 receptions, 1274 yards, 9 TD, and an eighth Pro Bowl. On November 30th, 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.


Despite of the teams' recent success, it was apparent that Carter would not reach the Super Bowl as a Viking.


A dark cloud hovered over the Vikings in 2001. During training camp in Mankato, tragedy struck when Pro Bowl tackle Korey Stringer collapsed during practice in the sweltering heat on July 31st. He never regained consciousness and was pronounced dead early the next morning. Stringer's widow, Kelci, filed a $100 million lawsuit against the team later that year. Korey Damont Stringer (May 8, 1974 – August 1, 2001) was an American football player who died from complications brought on by heat stroke, during training camp in Mankato, Minnesota while playing for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. ...


On the field the team struggled; the offense had lost its swagger and the defense was in complete disarray. Green's habit of focusing on the offense at the expense of the defense had finally caught up with him. After nine games the Vikings record stood at 4-5. Things went downhill from there when Culpepper and backup Todd Bouman suffered season ending injuries which left overmatched third stringer, Spergon Wynn, to start the season's last three games. Todd Bouman is a quarterback for the NFLs New Orleans Saints. ... Spergon Wynn (born August 10, 1978 in Houston, Texas) is a quarterback with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. ...


Just when it looked like the Vikings tumultuous season would come to a peaceful close, head coach Dennis Green resigned just three days before the final game. Under interim head coach Mike Tice, the Vikings lost to the Baltimore Ravens, finishing the year 5-11. It was their first losing season since 1990. Michael Peter Tice (born February 2, 1959 in Bayshore, New York) is an American football NFL coach, best known as the former head coach of the Minnesota Vikings. ...


Carter's production dipped to its lowest point since 1992 (mostly because of 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, receiving yards - 12,383, and touchdowns - 110.


Miami Dolphins 2002

Carter spent the spring of 2002 shopping for a team. Although he flirted 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 Miami 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. Lambeau Field is an outdoor football stadium in Green Bay, Wisconsin, the home of the NFLs Green Bay Packers. ...


Carter returned in Week 14, but struggled to get back into the Dolphins receiver rotation. In Week 15, however, he caught a 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. Following the season, Carter retired quietly.


Trivia

  • His half-brother, Shane, is a safety at the University of Wisconsin.
  • Cris is co-owner and Chairman of an Atlanta based electronic security company Carter Brothers, LLC.
  • Cris appeared in early ESPN:The Magazine commercials with then-second-year teammate Randy Moss in 1999; his famous line was "Randy, ESPN has only had a magazine since March."
  • Cris is also a member of the NFL Legends team in NFL Street 2, and one of the fastest players in the game.
  • Cris Carter is a free agent in NFL 2K3 and is available to sign with any team.[citation needed]
  • He is one of only 4 players in NFL History with 1,000 or more receptions.

Butch Carter Butch Carter (born June 11, 1958 in Springfield, Ohio) is a former player and coach of the National Basketball Association. ... “NBA” redirects here. ... The Toronto Raptors are a professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... NFL Street is a series of sports video games developed by Tiburon and published by Electronic Arts. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about motion pictures. ... Jerry Maguire is a 1996 American comedy-drama film starring Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding, Jr. ...

References

  1. ^ In their own words: Chris Carter

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Preceded by
Jim Karsatos
Ohio State Buckeyes
Football Season MVP
1986
Succeeded by
Chris Spielman
Preceded by
Dan Marino
Walter Payton Man of the Year Award
1999
Succeeded by
Derrick Brooks and Jim Flanigan

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