Cris Carter


One of the most illustrious pass catchers in NFL history, Cris Carter, the former Minnesota Vikings star receiver, joined ESPN in 2008 to serve as a studio analyst on NFL Countdown, ESPN’s highest profile studio show.

Prior to joining ESPN, Cris was a studio analyst for  HBO’s Inside the NFL from 2002-2007.

Cris has also hosted an NFL show on Sirius Satellite Radio, and served as the NFL expert analyst for Yahoo Sports.

During Cris’ playing career, he worked for various television networks serving as a game and studio analyst.

Cris is a sought after public speaker and has spoken for many Fortune 500 companies.  In addition, the NFL has chosen Cris to speak at the Rookie Symposium before each season.

Drafted out of Ohio State University by the Philadelphia Eagles in 1987, Cris first reception as a pro was a 22-yard touchdown catch. He went on to a stellar NFL career spanning 15 years, including 12 years with the Minnesota Vikings. Coupling stunning athletic ability with durability, Cris played a full 16-game slate for 13 seasons and appeared in eight consecutive Pro Bowls. In 1999, he became only the second player in NFL history to catch 1,000 passes, putting him into the history books alongside Jerry Rice. Cris ranks second on the NFL’s all-time list for total receptions (1,101) and receiving touchdowns (130). He was named to the All-Decade Team (1990) by the Pro-Football-Hall-of-Fame Selection Committee and received the 1999 NFL Man of the Year award. In 2002, Cris returned to the field when he joined the Miami Dolphins in midseason when injuries decimated their receiving corps.