NFL Hall of Fame 2012: Cris Carter's Snub Is An Embarrassment to Canton

Dan RenfroCorrespondent IIIFebruary 4, 2012

30 Dec 2001:  Wide Receiver Cris Carter #80 of the Minnesota Vikings stands ready on the line against the Green Bay Packers during the NFL game at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  The Packers defeated the Vikings 24-13.  Mandatory Credit:  Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images
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Once again, Cris Carter was not elected into the NFL Hall of Fame. That's insane.

Carter is one of the greatest receivers of all time, and he still missed out on the Hall of Fame.

His stats are great, his accolades are good and he was one of the best receivers of his generation.

When you look at Cris Carter's stats, it's a little surprising how good he actually was.

He caught 1,101 passes in his career, which puts him at fourth all time. When he retired, he was second on the list, which is even more impressive, considering the new rules that facilitate passing/receiving records.

Carter's 130 career receiving touchdowns puts him at fourth on the all-time list. In the history of the NFL, there are only three other players who could find the end zone through the air more often.

That's not too shabby.

In addition, Carter had 13,899 receiving yards, putting him at eighth on the all-time list. He is dropping on that list as well, but that doesn't take away from his eight straight 1,000-yard seasons.

He was an incredible player, and his numbers, as well as his accolades, prove that.

Carter made eight straight Pro Bowls. Therefore, he was one of the best receivers in the NFC for eight straight years.

That's pretty incredible.

Finally, Carter was one of the best receivers of his generation. He was great for a long period of time, and somehow, that seems to be forgotten.

He was a great receiver, and he was a focal point on the second-best offense of all time. Carter could do some great things, and that shouldn't be forgotten.

Unfortunately, it has been forgotten.

That's just a shame.

The Hall of Fame is supposed to be an honor to all great football players. Right now, a great player has been snubbed once again.

At some point, this wrong needs to be righted.

Carter is one of the best receivers of all time, and he continues to be on the outside of the Hall, looking in, which is completely unfair.

Carter is more than deserving to be nominated. Until he is, the Hall of Fame will continue to be a disappointment.