|Father*||Philip Bruce Culpepper|
|Mother*||Virginia Lee Michie|
|Monica Brooke Frakes|
|Charts||John Culpepper of Jones Co., GA: Descendant Chart|
|Last Edited||18 Jan 2010|
- Brad Culpepper, Defensive Tackle in the NFL
Culpepper was a 10th round selection (264th overall pick) in the 1992 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings out of the University of Florida. He played for Vikings (1992-1993), the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1994-1999), and the Chicago Bears (2000).
Culpepper is now a lawyer for the Culpepper Kurland law firm. Since his retirement, Culpepper has spoken out about his concerns about the increasing size of NFL players; he believes that the increasing number of 300-pound players is "unnatural and unsafe" and has lead to many serious health problems. During his playing career, Culpepper artificially inflated his weight to 280 pounds; once he retired, he lost almost 100 pounds.
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- Brad Culpepper, Personal Injury Attorney
Culpepper Kurland Law Firm
phone 866-500-6107 (Toll-Free)
Brad had a record setting four years as a Defensive Tackle at the University of Florida (1988-1991). While captaining the school's first ever Southeastern Conference Championship team (91), Brad was consensus 1st team All-American (A.P., Kodak, Football News), 1st team Academic All-American (GTE), and unanimous 1st team All-Southeastern Conference.
He was named Toyota's National Leader of the Year, and was one of 15 recipients of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame's Scholar Athlete Award. Of that group of 15 award winners, Brad was awarded the Vincent Draddy National Scholar Athlete of the Year (known as the Heisman of scholar athlete's awards). During that year Brad was elected as Student Body Vice-President and served the entire 35,000 students at the University of Florida. Brad served as the student representative on the Board of Directors of the University Athletic Association which oversees the entire operation of all athletic programs at UF. Since he graduated with a B.A. in History following his Junior year, all of these accomplishments were achieved while participating in the Masters Program for Sports Administration. Brad was named to the University of Florida's All Century 1st team and was inducted into the UF athletic Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility (2001).
Brad was selected in the 10th round of the 1992 N.F.L. Draft by the Minnesota Vikings. He was the lowest round draft pick to start on opening day. After two years with the Vikings, Brad joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In his six years with the Buccaneers, Brad played in over 95 games while starting over 80. He led the team in sacks twice and is 4th on the all-time sack list. Brad also led the defensive line in tackles 4 out of 6 seasons. He was an integral part of the transformation of the "Yuccaneers" to the dominant team that was one play away from the 1999 Superbowl. Brad finished his career with the Chicago Bears in 2000.
During his 9 year tenure in the N.F.L., Brad was elected as the Player Representative of the Buccaneers and Bears for the N.F.L. Players Union. While in this role he served on the Disciplinary Committee that issued fines and suspensions to unethical player agents. Brad helped raise over $300,000 for specific charities (Children's Miracle Network, Shands Hospital, & Shriner's Hospitals for Children) through his own celebrity Golf Tournament and through in-store donations from a local chain restaurant (Beef-O-Brady's). Brad also created Culpepper's Champions, which provided Buccaneer tickets to local students who improve in their schools' reading programs. Brad continued his education during the off-season at the University of Florida's Law School and received both a M.A. in Sports Administration and a J.D. (honors) in 2001.
1995-1999 Brad hosted weekly radio shows on 98 Rock FM and 570 WFLA AM.
1998-1999 Brad hosted a post game show on ABC with Jay Crawford.
2003-present Brad is currently hosting a pre game show on Fox with Chip Carter called Tailgate Sunday
2003 Brad wrote a weekly column for the St. Pete Times called Closing arguments with Brad Culpepper
2004 Brad hosted a weekly college football preview on Fox Sports Net.
2008 Brad is a current panelist on the local Tampa telecast of Taking Sides on WTTATV, My TV Tampa Bay.
Brad is on the Board of Directors for the Gulf Ridge Council, Boy Scouts of America. He is also on the Board of Directors for the Tampa Chapter of the Salvation Army.
Brad currently resides in Tampa with his wife Monica and their three children, Rex Judge and Honor.
After 5 years of working at Morgan & Morgan, P.A., Brad opened up his own law firm, Culpepper Kurland, in March of 2007.
Areas of Practice:
University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, 2001, J.D.
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 1991, B.A. in History
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 2001, Master's in Sports Administration
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, 2003 - Present
Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers, 2003 - Present
American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America)
Florida Bar, 2002 - Present
Gulf Ridge Council, Boy Scouts of America, 2004 - Present, Member, Board of Directors
Tampa Chapter of the Salvation Army, 2004 - Present, Member, Board of Directors
Past Employment Positions:
Morgan & Morgan, P.A., Attorney, 2002 - 2007
Chicago Bears, Pro Football Player, 1999 - 2000
Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Pro Football Player, 1994 - 1999
Minnesota Vikings, Pro Football Player, 1992 - 1994
Source: Culpepper Kurland Website: http://www.ckfirm.com/Bio/BradCulpepper.asp