Cris Carter’s son Duran could soon be a Minnesota Viking.
According to the Star Tribune, Duran has been invited to tryout at the Viking’s rookie minicamp this weekend. It was initially reported that Duran was set to sign with the Vikings but Carter confirmed today that his son wasn’t quite ready to sign with the team.
Carter said: “I’m just so happy for him that he’ll get an opportunity to continue doing what he loves to do … For him to get that opportunity with the Minnesota Vikings, a team I played for and love, it’s just a blessing.”
Duron hasn’t had much of a football career to this point. He played for Ohio State in 2009 but left the school after he became ineligible due to academics. He played at Coffeyville Community College in Kansas in 2010 but didn’t play the following two years when he attended Alabama and Florida Atlantic.
Still, he’s Cris Carter’s son and that has to count for something.
Carter, who was recently inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame, said that his son could be a quality NFL reciever.
Carter said: “Very few have taken the route to the NFL that he’s taken. Minnesota presents the best opportunity for him … Very few have taken the route to the NFL that he’s taken. Minnesota presents the best opportunity for him. He has really good size, 6-4. Good speed and his route running is probably his strength. …Rumor has it his hands are good … I know there aren’t a lot of better receivers than him in this draft.”
Of course, not everyone thinks that Cris Carter’s son has what it takes to play in the NFL. Cayden Chochran, who threw passes to Duron in Coffeyville, said: “(Duron Carter is) the most lazy, whiny & non-work ethic player the nfl has ever seen … Horrible person & will be a complete cancer to any team on the board.”
Do you think Cris Carter’s son will get signed to the Vikings?