Former NFL star wide receiver Cris Carter teared up after being selected to Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2013 on Saturday.
“This,” said Carter, “is the happiest day of my life.”
Carter thanked former Vikings coach Denny Green and the team’s eight-member ownership group that was in place in 1990. Without them and his family, he said, he never would have beaten his drug addiction and fulfilled his potential.
“It was a lot of hard work, but there were a lot of people helping me, not on the football field, but just getting my life together,” Carter said. “They really cared about me. I owe everything to the Vikings. What they invested in me was more than money. What they taught me was how to live the rest of my life. I didn’t have to be a prisoner to the things that held me back before. That I could finally, finally tap into my athletic ability. That was the first time that I really feel like the car was running 100 percent.”
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Congratulations on your accomplishment Mr. Carter!