John Patrick Culpepper II1

Male, #39226
Father*John Pettis Culpepper2 (12 Oct 1906 - 30 Aug 1977)
Mother*Willie Dell Goldsmith2 (6 Oct 1910 - 27 Apr 1995)

Family

Martha Edith Commagere
Children
ChartsJoseph Culpepper of Morgan Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited4 Jan 2010

Citations

  1. Pat Culpepper, University of Texas

    Football - 1960-62 (Linebacker)
    Football - 1963-64 (Asst. Coach)
    All-SWC in 1961
    Team co-captain as a senior
    Led team to SWC championships in 1961 and 1962
    UT was 26-5-2 during his career
    Swede Nelson Sportsmanship Award and Earl Blaik Fellowship recipient
    Post-graduate scholarship winner and Academic All-American in 1962.

    The following is a book review by the publisher of a book about Pat Culpepper:

    Goal Line
    By Pat Culpepper and Robert Heard

    From the Foreword by Darrell Royal
    " . . . I couldn't be more delighted that Pat has written a book about his senior year at Texas, and I'm frank to admit I learned from it. A player's perspective is different than a coach's . . . Longhorn fans over 35 will relive the tension leading up to and feel the collisions in the Texas-Arkansas game so closely contested that Smokey the Cannon boomed for first downs on the final, 20-play drive. Unlike most books about football, this one shows a star player's entire environment -- classes, dating, dorm life and the camaraderie and humor away from the stadium as well as in it. As seen through the eyes of one of our team leaders, the reader is treated to the teaching techniques of the outstanding assistant coaches at Texas and watches my own growth before and after the tragic death of Reggie Grob. I wholeheartedly recommend this book to Orangebloods of any era."

    A Great Gift for Longhorn Fans
    Pat Culpepper stood only 5 8-1/2 and weighed 189 pounds, but he was one of the most intense and hard-hitting linebackers in Longhorn history. He won the hearts of fans and sports writers alike and earned a spot as a "Wild Card" on the 1961 All-SWC team. In his junior and senior years, 1961-62, Culpepper's Longhorns posted a record of 19-2-1. No ordinary "jock," Culpepper majored in history, made All-America and All-SWC academic teams, collected an Earl Blaik academic scholarship and was named winner of the Swede Nelson Sportsmanship Award by the Greater Boston Gridiron Club. In this book, Co-Captain Culpepper recaptures the flavor of a bygone era on the Forty Acres and shows from the inside what it was like to play for Darrell Royal in his early years at UT. One feels the sweat under the shoulder pads at halftime as coaches rivet attention to a blackboard. But Culpepper, who has coached several top Texas high school teams, also remembers the special magic of falling in love in college days. Above all, this book celebrates pride and paying the price for excellence.

    Many fans remember the remarkable photograph taken by a Fort Worth Star-Telegram photographer from behind the Texas end zone in the fourth quarter of Culpepper, All-American LB Johnny Treadwell and DL Marvin Kubin blasting Arkansas FB Danny Brabham, 6-4, 220, just outside the goal line, Culpepper's helmet knocking the ball loose. Arkansas led 3-0 at the time, and a 10-0 score would have doomed Longhorn chances. Texas recovered in the end zone and later finished the game with the 20-play, 90-yard drive.
  2. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Birth Index, 1903 - 1997, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8781&ti=0
    John Patrick Culpepper II, Male, born __ 1941 in Johnson Co., Texas, child of John Patrick Culpepper and Willie Dell Goldsmith.
  3. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Birth Index, 1903 - 1997, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8781&ti=0
    Constance Dell Culpepper, Female, born __ 1969 in McLennan Co., Texas, child of John Patrick Culpepper and Martha Edith Commagere.
  4. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Birth Index, 1903 - 1997, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8781&ti=0
    John Patrick Culpepper, III, Male, born __ 1972 in McLennan Co., Texas, child of John Patrick Culpepper, II and Martha Edith Commagere.