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Gators turn to former Vikings WR Carter after teammate's death

Updated: October 15, 2007, 6:17 PM ET
Associated Press

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The Florida Gators, still reeling from the death of a teammate, received counsel Monday from someone who has been through a similar situation.

Former NFL star Cris Carter, one of coach Urban Meyer's closest friends, spoke to the team about how he dealt with the deaths of teammates Jerome Brown and Korey Stringer.

"I think everybody was uplifted through it," quarterback Tim Tebow said.

The 14th-ranked Gators were trying to rebound from consecutive close ...

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