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From humble beginnings to highly publicized troubles on and off the football field our next guest career came full circle.
When he was recently inducted into the NFL hall of fame as one of the greatest NFL wide receivers ever.
Joining us now is Chris Carter NFL hall of Famer -- a former Minnesota viking Breyer.
Two minnesotans in the house and author of the brand new book called going deep how wide receivers became the most compelling.
Figures in pro sports Christmas here as well thank you thank program and welcome glad to be here so why did you wanna put your life down.
In a book form missed so much in here to music especially the early days the NFL we had no money sending cash home to your mom what did you feel a need to tell the story.
I never really want to write a book.
Really don't want to write a book about myself but I think the information about why receivers there's only a little bit about it.
And I think it's a compelling position I'd love it I love the personality.
And I love the things -- -- come along with -- -- a wide -- so I took on the project took me a year and a half.
And I'm really really proud of -- I wouldn't call myself a real real.
Big book reader.
But when -- took on this project and -- it was sports fans out there in this the most popular sport the NFL is right now -- for them to understand the game and you're closer to the game.
That was really my goal and tried to explain some of the personalities to go in to plant -- -- received -- you have to think a little bit different.
Can't -- you -- of the projects and you were able to football is sort of your.
Your success and you weren't able to get away from a situation and into one was totally different -- -- a wide receivers type a personality why.
Well because it's you have to be very very selfless is a team game -- alternate team game but in net with a lot of individuals in your.
You're reliant on these other ten players to do their job -- so you can get an opportunity to your job.
And at the end of the day it's a stat driven positioned so.
You know you're gonna -- tell how you did based on the stats so.
You have to gather you can get the successful ones that that Cris Carter is the Jerry Rice the for all its.
A little bit.
Well it depends on what you call -- all the talk trash to find the -- very big guys to keep its -- heads yeah I mean you have to be a little twisted the -- receiver.
And if you're going to play in pro sports down.
Intimidation has a huge factor to do with the -- -- the bill talk your way in and out of a lot of situations that you got -- satellite -- yeah like this well.
So as to how did you manage to have such a sustainable career I feel like every Sunday could count on Chris Carter -- -- there you watch Jerry Rice she knew it was gonna be there.
These other guys these days I watched like -- Michael Vick I don't he's going to be an exciting because -- gonna get his head taken off and heard all the time how did you sustain yourself.
Well that's part of being in the -- between a good player and a great player.
But good players available some -- -- -- a great players available almost all the time and long -- that he no matter what you do -- consistency.
It should be rewards are these young players to showing these days.
No no absolutely not no no no no no they're not to -- don't.
Real quickly before you go because we're talking about role models in the break -- before you're in the okay -- What what do you think about role -- specifically with athletes and people in the public -- should they be -- -- athletes entertainers -- believe they're all in one bucket com.
I heard you earlier you made comment about Obama and some his associations.
I think that people a lot like yourself they get this thing mixed up when they think -- just because you give -- fuel to shoot the ball kicked to ball throw a pitch.
Play a horn breakdance or whatever it is that automatically -- on your role model for your -- it's now.
There's a different role models and heroes are right these people should be our pupils but a lot of them they're not qualified to be a role model and I wouldn't have much he -- grew up.
To have them to be her role model and we need to keep -- in that position Chris we got to go and.
Chris Carter's side best best wideout ever -- right stop.
If a popular but I don't have somewhere to and -- Condo.
I might not be in the front -- -- medical.
-- -- got every -- really glad yeah.
It was so nice that's how we do better basketball fan or you're just a fan of greatness out there go pick up his new book is called Chris Carter going deep how wide receivers beat you most compelling figures in pro sports Chris great to do it thanks -- -- this morning coming up.
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