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Pro Football Hall of Fame 2013 finalists: Cris Carter has a second chance

Carter is the all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns with the Vikings.

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One year after Cris Carter was a finalist but not named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2012, the former-Minnesota Vikings receiver is among 17 finalists for the Class of 2013 to be announced on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. ET. To be nominated a player must receive at least 80 percent approval from the selection committee, but no more than five of the 15 modern-era candidates can be inducted.

Carter, 47, was a fourth-round selection of the Philadelphia Eagles in the 1987 Supplemental Draft, but played just three seasons with the team before he was released. He was then signed by the Minnesota Vikings where he played 12 seasons and was elected to eight Pro Bowls.

After one season with the Miami Dolphins to finish his career, he retired and finished as the all-time leader in reception, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns for the Vikings.

The official announcement of the Class of 2013 will be aired on NFL Network.

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