Who is Brad Culpepper?

John Broward ‘Brad’ Culpepper is a retired American football player who used to play as a defense. He is known for playing in NFL for nine continuous seasons in the 90s. He used to play in his university too. His university team was known as Florida Gators. Similarly, he is also known for being on numerous television shows where he appeared as a survival specialist.

Quick Info
Full NameJohn Broward "Brad" Culpepper
Date Of BirthMay 8, 1969
Birth PlaceTallahassee, Florida
Parent(s)Bruce Culpepper
ProfessionFormer American Football Player
SpouseMonika Frakes (m. 1992)
Age51 years
Height6 feet (1.85 m)
Children2 (Rex and Judge)
Net WorthUS $4 million

Parents, and Early Life

Brad Culpepper was born on the 8th of May, 1969, in Tallahassee, Florida, United States of America (USA). His father’s name is Bruce Culpepper, while his mother’s name is not known. He was born into a family of University of Florida alumni. His father also played football. He used to play as a center-back for Gators football for two years. Brad Culpepper’s father also played as a co-captain for the Gator Bowl team. His father stopped playing football and began his career as a prominent Tallahassee lawyer.

Brad Culpepper
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Nationality, Physical features, and Zodiac

Height, Weight, Age

His nationality is American, and his ethnicity is White. We don’t know what religion he follows.

Brad Culpepperhas an athletic build of height 6 feet or 1.85 m and weighs 81 kg or 178 lbs. The size of his chest, waist, and hips is not known. Similarly, what size of shoe he wears he also not known. The color of his hair is dark brown, and he has a set of deep blue eyes.

His zodiac sign is Taurus.


Brad Culpepper studied at the Leon High School, which is located in Tallahassee, Florida. He used to play football at his high school as well. He was a standout prep-player for the Leon Lions High School football team.

After he graduated from high school, he attended the University of Florida just like his father. He played football there. Similarly, his uncle Blair Culpepper also used to play for Florida Gators as a fullback. However, he left football after he was appointed as the bank president in Winter Park, Florida.



NFL, Games, and Health

He started playing football professionally when he was drafted into the NFL in the year 1992. He started his career by playing as a center tackle. He was drafted into NFL by Minnesota Vikings. He played in this team for only a year. After that, he started playing for Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1994. There, he played for a total of 5 years. 

Brad Culpepper
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Similarly, after Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he then joined Chicago Bears in the year 2000. He has played a total of 131 games, where he has started in 83 games over the period of his career. Furthermore, after his football career ended, he started pursuing becoming a lawyer and is currently pursuing the Culpepper Kurland law firm.

He had to gain a lot of weight to stay relevant on the football field. He has stated that the way he was in his football career is very unhealthy and welcomes many diseases and problems. He is currently 81 kg after he lost almost 45 kg.

He has appeared in numerous television shows alongside his wife. He made his first appearance on TV in the 24th season of the CBS reality show called ‘Survivor.’ Likewise, he was also in the 27th season of Survivor: Blood vs. Water, where his wife was the runner-up of the show. They again were in the Survivor: Game Changers in 2017, where Brad was the show’s runner-up.

Awards and Achievements

Brad Culpepper is a very talented player in the history of the NFL. After playing for various teams over the course of his career, he has won several honorable awards like SEC Championship in 1991, Draddy Trophy in 1991, and First-team All-SEC in 1991. Likewise, he is also on the list of the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame.

Personal life, and Wife

There are no records of his past relationships. Brad Culpepper is currently married to Monika Frakes. The couple first met at the University of Florida in the year 1990. Monika was a sophomore at the university. After 2 years of dating, they finally tied their knot in 1992. In the same year, Brad got drafted into the NFL, which changed his life. He used to play as a center tackle. They were soon blessed with two sons named Rex and Judge. His sons are also football players. Rex plays as a quarterback at Syracuse University and the younger son,  Judge, plays as a defensive lineman at Penn State.

Brad Culpepper
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Net Worth

The 51 years old American football player has earned a huge amount of money playing for several NFL teams over the years. He has been able to accumulate a decent amount of money. Aside from NFL, he has also earned money from the reality shows that he appeared in. Brad Culpepper is estimated to have a net worth of $4 million.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Brad Culpepperlikes to keep his personal life private. Due to this reason, he isn’t active on social media platforms like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.