Brad Culpepper has made it to the finals — so will he take it all the way this time? We’re telling you everything you need to know about the ‘Survivor: Game Changers’ finalist before season 34 ends!
This is Brad Culpepper’s second time playing the game.
The world first met Brad, 47, when he played on season 27 of Survivor: Blood Vs. Water but came in 15th place. His wife, Monica Culpepper, first competed on One World, and then they came on together on season 27; she lasted much longer than he did. However, he was blindsided during a tie vote and his alliance turned on him. However, he’s most proud of setting up “blindsides that helped Monica get to the end.”
He was an NFL player.
After playing football at University of Football, he was drafted in 1992. He was in the NFL for nine seasons from the 1990s to the early 2000s, playing for the Minnesota Vikings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Chicago Bears of the NFL. He played a total of 131 games, starting 83 of them. After his retirement, he became a trial lawyer with his family’s firm, Culpepper Kurland law firm, in Tampa, Florida.
He and Monica have three kids.
You know how Brad is always rocking that Syracuse hat? That’s because his oldest son, Rex, is a quarterback there!
He’s spoken out about the risks of football.
His son plays, but Brad has been very vocal about the risks of playing in the NFL, calling the number 300-pound players “unnatural and unsafe.” Since retiring, he lost nearly 100 pounds. Of course, that was before Survivor.
He’s stuck to his plan since day one.
He told CBS in his Q&A that this time, he would “Slow down out of the gate, then ramp up as game evolves.” That’s exactly what he did — he let Sierra get her hands dirty while he sat back and won a challenge here and there. Now, he’s in the finals.
HollywoodLifers, do you think he’ll win?