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2012 NFL Hall Of Fame: Chris Carter Left Out Again

Former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver, Chris Carter, was not inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame once again, in this his fifth year of eligibility. Carter was drafted by the Eagles in 1987 and spent the first three of his 16 seasons in Philadelphia. He was famously cut by Head Coach Buddy Ryan claiming "All he does is catch touchdowns" – which has become a quote that's followed Carter everywhere throughout his career. Carter also suffered from substance abuse problems during his early years in Philly and claims getting cut by the Eagles was a wake up call to get his life on track.

Following his short stint with the Eagles Carter went on to be one of the best receivers the game has seen. He made eight consecutive Pro Bowls with the Vikings, made 1,101 catches throughout his career, for 13,899 yards and 130 touchdowns. He's a two-time NFL All-Pro and fourth all-time in receptions and receiving touchdowns.

Carter survived the first cut, from 15 finalists down to 10, but didn't make it beyond that point.