Daunte Culpepper Biography
(American Football Player)
Birthday: January 28, 1977 (Aquarius)
Born In: Ocala, Florida, United States
Daunte Culpepper is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League for 11 seasons. Out of the 11 seasons, he played for seven seasons for Minnesota Vikings and was selected for the Pro Bowl thrice. Prior to his NFL career, he also played college football for the University of Central Florida till he was drafted by the Vikings in the 1999 NFL Draft. Culpepper struggled a long way from his rough childhood. He was born in a jail in Miami, as his mother was convicted of armed robbery. His mother eventually handed him over to Emma Culpepper, the same person who had raised her. From his early years, he was very interested in sports, and right from high school, he started playing football, baseball as well as basketball. Later, he pursued his higher studies at the University of Central Florida, and also played college football for its team. Eventually, he was selected by the Vikings in the first round of the 1999 NFL Draft. Throughout his career, he proved himself to a very efficient athlete, and has been the recipient of several awards such as the Vikings Ed Block Courage Award, and the Korey Stringer Good Guy Award. He has also been named by Football Nation as the 45th best quarterback of the modern era.