Cris Carter - Updated Jun 2023

Cris Carter is an American former professional football player. Cris Carter is the wide receiver of the National Football League of American football teams including the Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, and Miami Dolphins.

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Cris Carter

Early Childhood

Cris Carter’s full name is Christopher Darlin Carter who was born on 25th November 1965 and is currently 56 years old. Being born in late November, his zodiac sign is Sagittarius. Likewise, Cris was born in Troy, Ohio, United States of America, and holds American citizenship. Similarly, regarding his ethnicity and religion, he belongs to the African-American ethnic group and follows Christianity. Moreover, he got Graduel in his name after his grandfather. However, later he left his birth name and changed it to Cris after wide receiver Cris Collinsworth.

Likewise, moving on to his childhood, and personal details, Cris has not given much information about his parents. According to some information, he spent his childhood along with his siblings and mother. He has three brothers and two sisters. Similarly, they spent their childhood in a small four-bedroom apartment. Furthermore, talking about his educational background, Cris went to Middletown High School in Middletown, Ohio, United States of America. Here he started playing football and basketball.

Early Career

Cris started his career in sports after high school. He began playing basketball and football after becoming a recruit out of high school for both basketball and football. Likewise, he got the offer to attend Ohio State University by Earle Bruce the head coach of Buckeyes. Similarly, he became the All-American selection after the junior season on ‘Ohio State’s first All-American wide receiver. Initially, he played both football and basketball at Ohio State. However, later he only focused on football making an immediate impact on his freshman year.

Likewise, in the same year, he made a Rose Bowl record with nine receptions for 172 yards. Similarly, Cris is popular for his great hands, running precise routes, and acrobatic leaps. Moreover, he has remarkable body control and footwork making catches near the sidelines. Likewise, prior to his senior season, Cris signed with Norby Walters who is the sports agent. He became ineligible after the contract was discovered. In absence of Carter in the 1987 offense, he did a contribution of 6-4-1 season with the firing of Coach Bruce. Moreover, despite losing on his senior year, he left Ohio State holding the school record for receptions and being selected as a member of the Ohio State Football All-Century Team. Additionally, in the year 2003, he became on the Hall of Fame of Ohio State Varsity.

Professional Career

Followed by this, Cris went to make his professional debut in the 1987 supplemental draft by Philadelphia Eagles. Likewise, he saw very less action during his rookie season with only 5 passes for 84 yards and 2 touchdowns. Similarly, in 1990, he signed with Minnesota Vikings. Here he became the wide receiver at Minnesota Vikings. Similarly, later in the season, he became the top pass catcher finishing the season with 72 receptions, 962 yards, and 5 touchdowns catch. Likewise, in the year 1997, Cris became the Pro Bowl for the fifth time.

Moreover, his career took the best step forward with 90 passes for 1241 yards and 13 NFL’s best touchdowns in the year 1999. Followed by this, in the year 2001, he left Vikings with 1004 receptions, 12,383 receiving yards, and 110 touchdowns. Likewise, in 2002, Cris joined the Miami Dolphins and made his retirement as a football player the same year. Similarly, after his retirement as a professional football player, he made his career as an NFL analyst. Being an analyst, he began his career as the host of Inside the NFL of HBO networks. Followed by this, he joined ESPN and Yahoo Sports. Likewise, he became the football analyst for Fox Sports. However, in the year 2019, he was fired from the network.

Chris Carter

Caption: Chris posing for a picture. Source: Superstars bio

Net worth

Talking about his net worth and earning, Cris is a former football wide receiver who has made impressive fame and quite a fortune throughout his career. Likewise, talking about his net worth, he has a net worth of around $9 million as of early 2022.

Relationship Status

Regarding his relationship status, Cris is straight and a marital relationship. He tied the knot with makeup artist Susanna Baumann on 28th February 2018 in Warwick. However, before this, Cris was in a marital relationship with Melanie Carter for 27 years before parting their ways through a divorce in the year 2017.

Moreover, they were already living separately for more than 10 years. Similarly, they have two children together one son and a daughter whose names were Duron Carter and Monterae. Likewise, his daughter Monterae spends her time in charity while his son is a free agent in Canadian Football League.

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Caption: Chris with his wife Susanna Baumann. Source: Pinterest

Cris Carter – Body Measurement

Talking about his body measurement, being a former athlete, Cris has been maintaining a fit and healthy body physique. Likewise, he stands 6 feet 3 inches (75 inches) tall and weighs around 92 kg (202 lbs). Similarly, looking at his physical appearance, he has a dark skin type with black hair and a pair of dark brown eyes.

Cris Carter – Social Media

Reflecting upon his social media presence, Cris is active on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Likewise, his Instagram account is @criscarter1965 and has 22.5k followers in it. Similarly, about his Twitter account, Cris has 333.6k followers on his @criscarter80 since he joined in July 2012. Likewise, he has 96k followers in his @CrisCarter80 account on Facebook.