Cris Carter Among Seven Elected To NFL Hall Of Fame

Updated: 02/02/2013 5:32 PM KSTP.com By: Dane Mizutani

For former Vikings receiver Cris Carter, the sixth time is a charm. Carter was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday night after missing out the previous five years.

Bill Parcells, Larry Allen, Jonathan Ogden, Warren Sapp, Dave Robinson, and Curly Culp also joined Carter in the Class of 2013.

Carter was a fourth-round pick by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 1987 supplemental draft, but spent 12 years with the Vikings.

Carter is fourth in NFL history in receptions and touchdown receptions. He finished his career with 1,101 receptions for 13,899 yards and 130 TDs.

Carter played in 188 games with the Vikings and holds franchise records in receptions, receiving yards, receiving touchdowns and 100-yard receiving games.

This is sixth time in the last eight years that the Vikings have had a former player elected to the Hall of Fame (Cris Carter-2013, Chris Doleman-2012, John Randle-2010, Randall McDaniel-2009, Gary Zimmerman-2008, Warren Moon-2006).

Carter will be enshrined in Canton, Ohio at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony in early August.