Cris Carter's son gets minicamp invite from Vikings

April 29, 2013 at 8:42 AM   |   Comments

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April 29 (UPI) -- Duron Carter, the undrafted wide receiver son of 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Cris Carter will try out for a roster spot with the Minnesota Vikings during rookie minicamp, ESPN reported.

The 6-foot-5, 205-pound Duron Carter was part of four college teams while in school never staying more than one year at either one of them. He caught 13 passes for Ohio State, his father's alma mater, in 2009 before becoming academically ineligible.

Duron Carter brushed off the bad reputation that ensued his time playing college football claiming he had no interest for academics.

“College football is the minor leagues of the NFL and I really messed that up,” Duron told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “I guess I had to grow up. But school just didn’t interest me.”

When it was announced that his son would sign a deal with the Minnesota Vikings, Cris Carter told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that he was happy his son "would get to continue doing what he loved."

"For him to get that opportunity with the Minnesota Vikings, a team I played for and love, it's just a blessing," he said.
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