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2012 NFL Hall Of Fame Finalists: Cris Carter Among 15 Modern-Era Finalists

Cris Carter is one of 15 finalists who will be considered for election to the NFL Hall of Fame on Saturday.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 03: Professional football player Cris Carter attends ESPN The Magazine's "NEXT" Event on February 3, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for ESPN)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 03: Professional football player Cris Carter attends ESPN The Magazine's "NEXT" Event on February 3, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for ESPN)
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Former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Cris Carter, who blossomed with the Minnesota Vikings, is one of 15 modern-era finalists who will be candidates for election to the NFL Hall of Fame when the Hall's Selection Committee convenes in Indianapolis, Ind. on Saturday.

Carter spent the first three campaigns of his 16-year career with the Eagles after being drafted by Philadelphia in 1987. His best years came with Minnesota, where Carter made eight consecutive Pro Bowls and twice caught 122 passes in a single season.

The sure-handed wideout caught 1,101 passes during his career for 13,899 yards and 130 touchdowns, and was selected to the NFL All-Pro team in 1994 and 1999. He led the NFL in receptions in 1994, and paced the league in touchdowns in 1995, 1997 and 1999.

He is fourth on the NFL's all-time receptions list and likewise fourth on the career receiving touchdowns list.

To be elected, candidates must receive at least an 80 percent positive vote from the 44-member committee.