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2013 Hall of Fame Semifinalists: Vikings legend Cris Carter makes the list

The Pro Football Hall of Fame released its list of Semifinalists for the 2013 HOF Class, and Minnesota Vikings legend Cris Carter made it past the initial cut.

Robin Marchant

The Pro Football Hall of Fame's Selection Committee cut down their list of 127 preliminary nominees to 27 semifinalists on Friday, and former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cris Carter made the cut. Carter was originally drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth round of the 1987 NFL Supplemental Draft, but he played 12 seasons with the Vikings in his 16-year NFL career.

Over the course of Carter's career, he made NFL First-Team All-Pro twice, he earned eight Pro Bowl nominations and he caught 1,101 passes for a 13,899 yards and 130 touchdowns. When he retired from the game after the 2002 season, he was No. 2 on the NFL's all-time list for receptions.

The list of modern-day candidates for the 2013 HOF class will be reduced to 15 finalists, and the finalist list will be announced in early Jan., 2013.

Here is the complete list of 27 semifinalists:Larry Allen, G/T

Morten Andersen, K
Steve Atwater, S
Jerome Bettis, RB
Tim Brown, WR/KR
Cris Carter, WR
Don Coryell, Coach
Roger Craig, RB
Terrell Davis, RB
Edward DeBartolo, Jr., Owner
Kevin Greene, LB/DE
Charles Haley, DE/LB
Joe Jacoby, T
Albert Lewis, CB
John Lynch, FS
Karl Mecklenburg, LB
Art Modell, Owner
Jonathan Ogden, T
Bill Parcells, Coach
Andre Reed, WR
Warren Sapp, DT
Will Shields, G
Michael Strahan, DE
Paul Tagliabue, Commissioner
Steve Tasker, ST/WR
Aeneas Williams, CB/S
George Young, Contributor

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