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Cris Carter is arguably the best wide receiver to ever wear the scarlet and gray. In an era of Ohio State football when throwing the pigskin was mostly an afterthought, Carter was as sure-handed as they came.
He finished his OSU career with 2,725 yards and 27 touchdown receptions and would go on to have a Hall of Fame career in the NFL. Between time with the Philadelphia Eagles and the Minnesota Vikings, Carter had over 1,000 receptions, nearly 14,000 yards receiving, to go along with 130 touchdowns.
NFL Throwback put a highlight reel together of some of the former Buckeye’s pass-catching abilities asking if maybe he had the best hands ever. There were plenty of opinions to go around, but it was Carter himself who chimed him with an interesting quote saying:
“Talked to (goat) @JerryRice this week, he said “‘I wanted to catch the ball like Cris Carter'” I rest my case.
— Cris Carter (@criscarter80) June 7, 2022
Most would say that Jerry Rice is the greatest all-around receiver ever in the NFL. To have the greatest say that he wanted to catch like you? That really does speak volumes of how great Cris Carter was over the course of his career.
One of the all-time greats for sure, both in the NFL and in Ohio State history.