After three productive seasons as a Philadelphia Eagle, marred by off-field drug problems, Carter turned his career around, starting in 1990 with a new opportunity with the Vikings. During a five year stretch beginning in 1995, Carter scored 55 touchdowns. He finished the '95 season with 17 touchdown catches, tied for fifth all-time. Consecutive seasons of 122 receptions in '94 and '95 are the fourth most in a single season. He retired with 130 touchdowns, good for fourth best in NFL history.