2013 NFL Hall of Fame Inductees
Cris Carter, wide receiver
Teams: Philadelphia Eagles (1987 89); Minnesota Vikings (1990 2001); Miami
Skinny: In 16 NFL seasons, Carter scored 130 touchdowns, which were the
second most in NFL history when he retired after the 2002 season. He led the
Vikings in receptions for 10 straight seasons and put together eight straight
1,000 yard seasons. He finished his career as the NFL's second all time leading
receiver with 1,101 receptions for 13,899 yards.
Curley Culp, defensive tackle/nose tackle
Teams: Kansas City Chiefs (1968 74); Houston Oilers (1974 80); Detroit Lions
Skinny: Culp was drafted by the Denver Broncos who wanted to use him as an
offensive guard but it was in Kansas City and Houston where he developed into a
dominant defensive lineman. Key part of a stout Chiefs defense that flourished
as Kansas City won Super Bowl IV. Traded to Houston in 1974, he had 11.5 sacks,
three fumble recoveries in '75.
Jonathan Ogden, offensive tackle
Teams: Baltimore Ravens (1996 2007)
Skinny: The Ravens' first draft pick becomes their first Hall of Famer and
the man that made the selection Hall of Fame tight end and current Ravens
General Manager Ozzie Newsome will welcome him in. Fix It, turning around
struggling organizations and putting them in position to compete for Super
Bowls. Led Giants to two Super Bowl titles (1986, 1990). Started at left outside
linebacker in three Packers NFL championship victories and two Super Bowl
Warren Sapp, defensive tackle
Teams: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1995 2003); Oakland Raiders (2004 2007)
Skinny: His play, at times, may have been overshadowed by his mouth, but
there's no denying that Sapp was one of the top defensive players of his era. He
had 96.5 career sacks and hit double digit sack totals four times in his career.
Defensive Player of Year in 1999; led Bucs to Super Bowl in 2002.