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2012 NFL Draft: Minnesota Vikings Legend Anthony Carter To Announce Team's Next Pick

For the second and third rounds of the 2012 NFL Draft, the National Football League is having former players from the 32 NFL franchises announcing the draft picks for those two teams, as they did last year. At the 2011 Draft, Chris Doleman announced a selection for the Vikings.

For this year's draft, the league has tabbed former Vikings' wide receiver Anthony Carter to handle the duties for Minnesota. Carter came to the Vikings via the United States Football League prior to the 1985 NFL season. In nine years for the Vikings, Carter caught 486 passes for 7,733 yards and 55 touchdowns. He then moved on to have two fairly quiet seasons for the Detroit Lions.

Carter is perhaps best known for his performance in the 1987 NFC Playoffs against the San Francisco 49ers. The Vikings faced the heavily favored Niners at Candlestick Park, and Carter lit the San Francisco defense up, catching ten passes for 227 yards as the Vikings upset the Joe Montana-led Niners 36-24 on their way to the NFC Championship Game.

The Vikings currently do not possess a second-round pick, having traded it away last night in order to move up and select safety Harrison Smith. So, as it stands now, the earliest we will see Anthony Carter will be the third round, when the Vikings are slated to select with the 66th overall selection.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.