EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Former Minnesota Vikings receiver Cris Carter is hoping the sixth time is a charm.
Carter, who ranks fourth in NFL history with 1,101 catches and fourth with 130 receiving touchdowns, on Friday was named among the 15 modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. This is the sixth time Carter has been a finalist.
Joining Carter on the finalists list are offensive lineman Larry Allen, running back Jerome Bettis, receiver Tim Brown, owner Ed. DeBartolo Jr., linebacker Kevin Greene, linebacker Charles Haley, owner Art Modell, offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden, coach and executive Bill Parcells, receiver Andre Reed, defensive tackle Warren Sapp, guard Will Shields, defensive end Michael Strahan and defensive back Aeneas Williams. Defensive tackle Curley Culp and linebacker Dave Robinson are the two senior committee nominees.
Carter's numbers match up with those of the best receivers in NFL history, but he's been left on the outside as receivers have b...