Cris Carter to be Honored During Buffalo Game

By Jason Priestas on August 29, 2013 at 2:50p
Cris Carter will be honored by Ohio State during the Buffalo game.

Ohio State plans to honor Cris Carter during Saturday's opener with Buffalo, nearly four weeks after Carter received his bust in the NFL Hall of Fame. That's the month.

Carter had to forfeit his senior season at Ohio State after his connection with an agent was discovered by the NCAA, but he never forgot his time in Columbus. At his NFL Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Canton earlier this month, Carter had the following to say about Ohio State:

Ohio State, first of all, to all the Buckeye fans, from the bottom of my heart, I sincerely apologize for me signing with a sports agent and losing my eligibility my senior year.  That is the only regret I have in my athletic career is that I couldn't play for the Buckeyes as a senior.  Buckeye fans, Cris Carter says, I'm sorry.  To all my Buckeye teammates, especially those who took care of me, Keith Byars, Pepper Johnson, Jim Lachey, Kurt Loudermilk, William White, Greg Rogan, Dwight Smith, guys that looked after me. I've always had good teams that I've played on.  All you Buckeyes, all my teammates, all you guys in attendance, I greatly appreciate it.

Congrats, Cris.

Source: @Brutus_Buckeye


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MN Buckeye's picture

Glad to see Cris getting the recognition at home!

BuckeyePride's picture

Good for him. One of the greats!

How Firm Thy Friendship....

unholy bucknut's picture

He going to get to dot the I or is he just getting a plaque or something? Either way hes someone we will always be proud of I can hear Berman right now Chris "All I catch is touchdowns" Carter.

KBonay's picture

Always a BUCKEYE

Haybucks's picture

Cris Carter was awesome.  Rick Bay was awesome.  Earle Bruce was awesome.  However, the trio along with the administration, did not mix well.  Bay was a stickler for the rules, the administration didn't like Bruce's late season losing streak (even though the Bucks were invited to the Sun Bowl) and Carter went from 2-time all-American to the supplementary draft.
I'm happy for one of the greatest Buckeyes.  Cris was special.  You younger guys should take a moment to look at this link.

If the world comes to an end, I want to be in Cincinnati. Everything comes there ten years later. -  Mark Twain


buckeyeEddie27's picture

Thanks for the link.  Great find and very informative. 
 I did also notice at the bottom on the left an advertisement for a local spot that HAS  to have served great White Russians.

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

Oldschoolbuck's picture

CC: No need to apologize. We've always loved you here, man!

ChillitownBuck30's picture

True Buckeye through and through.  Tomorrow could truly be the start of something special.  Maybe more special then we all realize.  11 hrs until kickoff!!!!

“Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself.”

Hovenaut's picture

Great HOF ceremony, CC spoke like he played....from the heart.

Well deserved.