April 19, 2018 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday, April 19, 2018
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Yale Club
50 Vanderbilt Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Pro Football Hall of Famer and longtime broadcaster, Cris Carter, is a Fox Sports 1 NFL Analyst, contributing to a number of the channel’s daily studio shows. He and Nick Wright co-host FS1’s new morning show, “First Things First.” One of the greatest wide receivers in NFL history, Carter scored 130 touchdowns and racked up 1,101 receptions for 13,899 yards in 16 seasons, finishing his career as the NFL’s second all-time leading receiver and with the second-most touchdowns in league history.
Carter transitioned seamlessly into broadcasting following his playing career, joining HBO’s “Inside the NFL” as a studio analyst in 2002. He became well-known for his candor, creating one of the show’s most memorable segments when he interview his former coach, Buddy Ryan, and opened up about his controversial release from the Philadelphia Eagles early in his career. Carter moved to ESPN in 2008, appearing on a variety of programs as a studio analyst, including “Sunday NFL Countdown” and “Monday Night Countdown,” becoming a fixture on the sports television landscape. Cris speaks openly and eloquently about his personal struggles with substance use, those in his life that helped him turn the corner, and his program of recovery that has changed his life.
An Ohio native, Carter attended The Ohio State University where he studied communications and was a first-team All-American and a two-time All Big Ten performer. Carter is co-chair and founder of CarterBrothers Charities and has been recognized for his work with inner-city youth, receiving the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award in 1999. He also serves as a mentor in President Barack Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” program. Carter lives in New York City with his fiancé, Sue. He has two children – son Duron, a wide receiver in the Canadian Football league, and daughter Monterae.
All proceeds benefit the Ashley Scholarship Fund