Cris Carter (born November 25, 1965 in Troy, Ohio) is a former American football player. He played wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles (1987-89), the Minnesota Vikings (1990-2001) and the Miami Dolphins (2002).
Carter attended Middletown High School in Middletown, Ohio. He went on to star at the Ohio State University and was drafted by the Eagles in the 4th round of the 1987 NFL supplemental draft. Head coach Buddy Ryan, making one of the toughest coaching decisions of his career, graciously let him slip away, and in the process, helped to coin one of ESPN's Chris Berman's famous quotes about Carter: "All he does is catch touchdowns". Carter was signed by the Vikings, became a 4 time all pro, and played in 8 straight Pro Bowls. When he left the Vikings after 2001, he held most of the team career receiving records. He briefly played for the Dolphins in 2002.
Carter is currently one of the hosts of HBO's Inside the NFL. He is also a faculty member and coach at St. Thomas Aquinas High School, and an ordained minister.