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Cris Carter

Split End 1984-86

In his three seasons as a starter, Cris Carter caught 164 passes for 2,725 yards and 27 touchdowns. His hands were exceptional, his route running was precise, his ability to stay in-bounds was uncanny and he possessed the ability to out-jump his defenders. He made the diving, leaping, acrobatic catch look routine. In 1985, Carter set a Rose Bowl record with nine receptions for 172 yards. In 1986, Carter put together one of the great seasons in OSU annals with 69 receptions for 1,127 yards. He left OSU to become the school’s first All-American wide receiver as the all-time leader in career receptions, touchdown receptions and reception yardage. He is without question one of the greatest receivers in OSU and Big Ten history.