As former Minnesota Vikings great Cris Carter prepares for his entry into Canton in a few months, the man that will induct him faces a major uphill climb to get his NFL career started.
Duron Carter, Cris Carter's son, will be taking part in a "super regional" combine-type workout at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas on Sunday and Monday. The super regionals are for players that were not invited to the main NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis back in February, but are "determined to have pro potential." As the article points out, the St. Louis Rams got their placekicker (Greg Zuerlein) and their punter (John Hekker) from last year's super regional workouts, so while the players attending are long shots, this workout actually gives them a shot.
Duron Carter has had a pretty rough go of it in the world of college football. Like his father, he chose to attend THE. . .dramatic pause. . .Ohio State University coming out of college. However, academic issues forced him to transfer to Coffeyville Junior College in Kansas, where he became a top Junior College wide receiver.
After a season there, he transferred to the University of Alabama, but academic issues kept him sidelined again. He then transferred again to Florida Atlantic University, but couldn't get onto the field there, either. Basically, he hasn't seen any on-field game action in two seasons, as he was never eligible to play for the Crimson Tide or the Owls.
Carter will be at the workouts with another famous football son, that being Nate Montana. The son of the legendary Joe Montana, like Carter, followed in his father's footsteps when it came to choosing a college, enrolling at Notre Dame as a freshman. And, like Carter, Nate Montana has transferred to two other schools (the University of Montana and something called West Virginia Wesleyan), and has had limited success.
Both of these young men have a pretty hard row to hoe if they hope to make it to the National Football League. Neither is expected to be drafted, but it wouldn't surprise me to see the Vikings at least bring Duron Carter in for part of camp as an undrafted free agent signing.