There are no doubt advantages to being the son of a Pro Football Hall of Famer.
There are also advantages to putting up impressive numbers in a professional football league.
Many players have gone to the Canadian Football League and gotten their feet wet. In two seasons with the Montreal Alouettes (2013-14), wide receiver Duron Carter (son of Cris Carter) totaled 124 catches for 1,939 yards and a dozen touchdowns.
This preseason, the talented youngster led the Indianapolis Colts with nine receptions for 126 yards and also flashed some skills on punt and kickoff returns. But that wasn’t enough to warrant a roster spot on the wide receiver-deep Colts (who have Andre Johnson, T.Y. Hilton, Donte Moncrief and 2015 first-round pick Phillip Dorsett), and the organization opted to let him go Saturday.
Could he wind up on the practice squad or earn another shot with another club?
Duron Carter was ejected from Thursday’s CFL game between his Montreal Alouettes and the Ottawa Redblacks after knocking over opposing head coach Rick Campbell following a touchdown catch.
On a first and goal play in the third quarter, Carter caught the ball in the end zone between two defenders and was hammered on the hit. The former Ohio State wide receiver hung onto the ball and immediately got up to celebrate. He ran over to the Ottawa bench and went nuts:
Source: Larry Brown Sports