Cris Carter’s Hall Of Fame Call Is Long Overdue

February 10, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Pro Football Hall of Fame opened its doors in Canton, Ohio in 1963.
In the 48 years since, 21 wide receivers have been enshrined, and only one, the great Jerry Rice, had a career more prolific then Cris Carter.
Carter, who spent 16 seasons in the NFL with Philadelphia, Minnesota and Miami, was the second best pass-catcher of his era, and the argument could be made that he is second all-time behind only Rice.
Rice was a first-ballot Hall of Fame inductee, but 2011 marked the fourth consecutive winter in which Carter failed to make the cut.
Somebody owes both him and football enthusiasts a darn good explanation, because this simply makes no sense.
When Carter’s career ended following the 2002 season, he was second all-time in receptions (1,101) and touchdowns (130) by a receiver. He is the Minnesota Vikings’ all-time leader in receptions, yards and touchdowns, and was named to the NFL 1990s All-Decade Team.
Carter was an eight-time Pro Bowl s...

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