Brad Culpepper - Updated Jul 2024

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Brad Culpepper

Brad Culpepper is a retired professional football player from the United States. Moreover, Brad Culpepper played for nine seasons from the early 1990s to the early 2000s. Moreover, he has also appeared on two seasons of the show, ‘Survivor: Blood vs. Water’ and ‘Survivor: Game Changers,’ with his wife Monica.

Early Life

John Broward Culpepper best known as Brad Culpepper was born on 8th May 1969, in Tallahassee, Florida, the United States of America.

As of now, he is 54 years old and he is an American by nationality. Moreover, his sun sign is Taurus and his ethical background is unknown.

He is the son of Bruce Culpepper and his mother’s name is unknown. His father Bruce was a Tallahassee attorney from 1960 to 1962. Talking about his siblings, he has a sister whose name is Blair Kurland.

Brad Culpepper

Caption: Brad Culpepper posing for a photo (Source: Tampa Bay Times)

Talking about his academic background, he studied at the Leon High School in Tallahassee, where he was a standout prep player for the high school football team.

Later, he enrolled at the University of Florida and received his master’s degree in law.

College career

During his college years, he began his professional career. The University of Florida offered him an athletic scholarship to attend the university.

Moreover, he accepted the offer and went on to play for the Florida Gators from 1998 to 1991 under coach Galen Hall and coach Steve Spurrier.

He was a first-team All-SEC pick and a consensus first-team All-American during his senior season in 1991.

When he was an outstanding defensive tackle and team captain on the Gators’ Southeastern Conference (SEC) championship team.

He had 18 quarterback sacks and 47.5 tackles for a loss during his college career. Moreover, he was an active member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity during his college time.

During his four years at the university, he was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll every year.

Professional Career

Talking about his professional career, he was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the tenth round of the draft as the 264th overall pick in the 1992 NFL Draft.

Moreover, he played for the team from 1992 to 1993. After that, he moved to the Tamp Bay Buccaneers where he played from 1994 to 1999.

In the year 2000, he played for the Chicago Bears. Moreover, in his career, he spent nine seasons in the NFL and played a total of 131 games.

Brad Culpepper

Caption: Brad Culpepper playing American football during his college years (Source: Gators Wire)

Features in Survivor

‘Blood vs Water’ is a reality television show Survivor featured on CBS chose Brad’s wife, Monica Culpepper as one of the participants in its 24th season.

Moreover, in its 27th season, the show name Survivor: Blood vs Water, had both Monica and Brad as participants. Monica finished second in the season, while Brad came in 15th place.

In the reality show Survivor: Game Changers, he was one of the participants. He demonstrated his physical domination all through the season.

However, at the end of the season, he came in second place with three votes. Sarah Lacina, came in first with seven votes.


Talking about awards and honors, he has received some recognition and honors in his career. He was also named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll all four years was a first-team Academic All-American, and was awarded the Draddy Trophy, which recognizes the best student-athlete in college football. In 2001, he was named a “Gator Great” by the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame.

Brad Culpepper – Net Worth 2024

As a former football player and television star, he has earned a decent sum of money. As of now, his net worth is estimated at around $4 million and he has not disclosed his income and salary in public yet.

Relationship Status

Brad Culpepper is married to Monica Frakes. They met each other when Brad was a sophomore at the University of Florida.

Brad was drafted into the NFL in 1992, and the couple married just weeks later. The couple has three children whose names are Rex, Judge, and Honor.

Brad Culpepper

Caption: Brad Culpepper with his wife Monica (Source: Creative Loafing Tampa Bay)

An insurance company accused Brad of fraud and deception after his muscular performance on CBS’ “Survivor” in 2015.

According to that employer, Brad’s 89 percent disability rating cost them $175,000 in workers’ compensation.

Brad Culpepper – Body Measurements

Brad Culpepper stands 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs around 81 kg. In addition to that, he has dark brown hair and blue eyes in color.

Apart from that, there is no more detailed information regarding Brad’s other body measurements.

Social Media

As of now, Brad Culpepper is not active on any kind of social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Furthermore, Brad prefers to maintain a private lifestyle and avoids using social media.