Wide receiver Duron Carter had a checkered college career, but he has talent and bloodlines and now he's got a chance to play in the NFL.
Multiple reports indicate the Vikings are signing the 6-4, 205-pound Carter -- son of new Pro Football Hall of Famer Cris Carter -- as an undrafted free agent.
"I'm just so happy for him that he'll get an opportunity to continue doing what he loves to do," Cris Carter, the Vikes' all-time leading receiver, told the StarTribune. "For him to get that opportunity with the Minnesota Vikings, a team I played for and love, it's just a blessing."
|Duron Carter started as a Buckeye. (AP)|
Duron Carter attended four colleges in four years, starting with his dad's alma mater Ohio State, and hasn't played since 2010 when he caught 10 touchdown passes at Coffeyville (Kan.) Junior College.
"He. Just. Hates. (Bleeping). School,” a candid Cris Carter told USA Today before the draft.
On Sunday, Cris Carter told the StarTribune: "Very few have taken the route to the NFL that he's taken. Minnesota presents the best opportunity for him."
While his dad says Duron Carter has the size, speed, hands and route-running ability to make it, his former quarterback at Coffeyville offered a different scouting report. On Twitter, Cayden Cochran called Duron Carter "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."
Duron will be his dad's Hall of Fame presenter in August. Cris Carter, an ESPN analyst, played 12 of his 16 seasons in Minnesota. He made 1,004 catches for 12,383 yards and 110 touchdowns as a Viking, all franchise records.