One day before Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis, the NFL announced its 2012 class of Hall of Fame inductees. These men will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August to kick off the 2012 NFL season. The newest class of Hall of Fame inductees was announced on Saturday, with a cut from 15 to 10, another from 10 to five, then the final announcement of the 2012 Hall of Fame Class.
Cris Carter was, somewhat surprisingly, left out. He did make the first cut on Saturday, joining nine others, but did not make the cut to five and will not be joining the Hall of Fame this year.
Carter was a fourth-round draft pick for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1987. He played with the Eagles before moving on to the Minnesota Vikings from 1990-2001, finishing up his career with a season on the Miami Dolphins in 2002.
Carter was elected to eight Pro Bowls between 1993 and 2000 and was named to the NFL 1990s All-Decade team. In his career, he accumulated 1,101 receptions, 13,899 receiving yards and 130 touchdowns. His number of receptions is second all-time, behind Jerry Rice. He ranks fourth all-time in touchdown receptions.
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