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Middletown's Cris Carter Inducted To Hall Of Fame

CANTON, Ohio (WKRC-TV) The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton opened its doors to the Class of 2013 Saturday night.

Former Ohio State Buckeye Cris Carter was among those ensrhined.

Carter grew up in Middletown before heading to Columbus.

Once he got to Minnesota, the Hall of Fame career began to take shape.

He reached eight straight Pro Bowls and left the game number two on the touchdown receptions list.

Saturday night, he thanked his high school coach for putting on the path for football.

"This guy right here came into my life when I was 17-years-old," said Carter.  "I was one of the best basketball players in the state of Ohio. I had a brother in the NBA and I was only playing football to stay in shape. He told me, look me straight in the eye, and said, son, you have a better chance of being Lynn Swan, than you do Isaih Thomas.  And Coach Connelly I appreciate the football you taught me. I appreciate you taught me how to play the game, said Carter.

Carter was joined  by many of his contemporaries including Warren Sapp, Jonathan Ogden and Coach Bill Parcells.




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