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CANTON, Ohio (AP) -- Forcefully and emotionally, Cris Carter summed up the 50th induction ceremony for the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night.
The seventh and final inductee from the Class of 2013, Carter honored dozens of people in his life who were "going into the Hall of Fame with me tonight," as he followed Jonathan Ogden, Dave Robinson, Larry Allen, Bill Parcells, Curley Culp and Warren Sapp in being inducted.
More than 120 hall members, a record, and a crowd of 11,500 was on hand at Fawcett Stadium for the golden anniversary celebration of the shrine.
"I appreciate the process you have to go through to get to be a Hall of Famer," Carter said.
"To be able to join these men on this stage in football heaven is the greatest day of my life."
Carter needed six tries to make the hall even though he retired as the No. 2 career receiver behind Jerry Rice. He choked back tears as he made his speech after being presented by his son, Duron, and he spoke of his problems with alcohol while playing three years for the Eagles before being released.
He hooked on immediately with the Vikings and hooked onto nearly everything throw his way: Carter finished his 16-season career with 1,101 catches for 13,899 yards and 130 touchdowns.
"This game gave me identity, gave me a sense of purpose," he said.
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Tonight we find out how much Cris Carter worked on his Pro Football Hall of Fame induction speech. In May, the Middletown native and Ohio State alum had no qualms about what he was going to say once he got up to the podium on the stage at Canton's Fawcett Stadium. Getting the words out, however, might be a little more difficult.
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