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Report: Vikings to sign Cris Carter's son

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Undrafted wide receiver Duron Carter, the son of 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Cris Carter, will sign with the Minnesota Vikings as a free agent, ESPN reported.

The 6-foot-5, 205-pound Carter would join the team where his father played for 12 years of his 15 years in the NFL and set franchise records for receptions (1,004), yards (12,383) and touchdown catches (110).

Duron Carter was a part of four college football programs in four years, never staying more than one year at any stop.

He played for Ohio State, like his father, for one year in 2009 and had 13 receptions for 176 yards and one touchdown. He left Columbus because of academic reasons and spent one at Coffeyville Community College in Kansas, where he caught 10 touchdown passes, before transferring to Alabama in 2011 but was never eligible there. He then moved on to Florida Atlantic last year and never saw the field there in a game.

Cris Carter, now an ESPN analyst, told USA Today before the draft that the reason for his son's college difficulties stemmed from a dislike for school.

"I'm just so happy for him that he'll get an opportunity to continue doing what he loves to do," Carter told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "For him to get that opportunity with the Minnesota Vikings, a team I played for and love, it's just a blessing."

Duron will be his father's presenter at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony this summer in Canton, Ohio.

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