Cris Carter, the Hall of Fame receiver turned ESPN analyst, recently had an interview with Bleacher Report where he spoke about his upbringing and what led him to playing for Ohio State.
Carter was born to a single mother in Troy, Ohio where he would attend Middletown High School, where both he and his oldest brother Butch were heavily recruited in football and basketball.
Things took a turn for the worse when he got introduced to crack cocaine, whch had just came on the scene.
“We were just smoking weed just a little bit and that’s just when cocaine….people started smoking it, rocking it up, and people had just started putting it in marijuana. A guy at a party had put one in a cigarette and when he did that, it shot off into my head.”
“I never experienced anything like that. It blew my mind. I started when I was at Ohio State.”
On Feb. 2, 2013, Cris Carter joined a class of seven inductees voted into the NFL Hall of Fame.
Carter finished his career with 1,101 receptions and 130 receiving touchdowns.