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Minnesota wide receiver Cris Carter celebrates a 6-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Jeff George against the Dallas Cowboys on Nov. 8, 1999, in Minneapolis. Carter will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, on Saturday. Associated Press

Clutch, difficult catches helped set Vikings' Carter apart


MINNEAPOLIS — Cris Carter’s entry into the exclusive club in Canton will be commemorated with a bronze head-and-shoulders bust, like all of the Pro Football Hall of Fame members before him.

His hands might be a more appropriate body part to feature.

Over 16 seasons in the NFL, with fire and grit and flair, Carter exemplified just what a wide receiver is paid to do: catch the ball.

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