Danny Culpepper led an unassuming life and deeply treasured time spent with his family, taking great pride in watching Colby represent Virginia Tech in baseball.
He was also an exceptionally gifted musician, playing horn. As an accomplished freelance musician he performed with multiple groups and orchestras.
Early Life and Education
Culpepper was born in 1977 and raised by Emma Culpepper as his foster mother after his biological mother Barbara Henderson was charged with armed robbery and held in jail where she gave birth.
He earned a BBA at Millsaps College and went on to obtain his JD from the University of Mississippi School of Law with honors (magna cum laude). As such, he is eligible to practice before both United States District Courts of Mississippi for Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi.
On January 19th 2018, Colby Dodd Culpepper entered a plea of guilty before U.S. District Judge Liam O’Grady of Alexandria for commercial sexual exploitation of minors and encouraging child pornographic production by minors. This plea agreement was accepted by O’Grady; Janet Taylor Culpepper and their children Colby Dodd Culpepper, Caitlyn Elizabeth Culpepper Jarrett Randall Mullins Brock Landon Mullins Peyton Taylor Mullins survive him.
Culpepper was a state champion in both football and basketball at his high school, celebrated touchdowns by moving his hands like the motion used by basketball referees when calling traveling, also known as “the roll.”
Culpepper was selected by the Minnesota Vikings with the second overall pick in 1999’s NFL draft, yet struggled in his rookie year by throwing 18 interceptions and fumbling nine times – something many attribute to “Madden Curse”, an EA Sports video game feature which punishes NFL players whose names appear on its cover.
Since retiring from the NFL, Culpepper has launched and managed Culpeper Wood Preservers – one of the leading pressure treated lumber companies in America – while also teaching in Law and Society at University of Central Florida.
Achievement and Honors
Culpepper has been marked by many accomplishments throughout his life and career. He graduated with honors from Millsaps College and the University of Mississippi School of Law (J.D. magna cum laude). Additionally, he is admitted to practice before both US District Courts for Northern and Southern Mississippi Districts.
Culpepper was not only an outstanding football player but he was also an impressive academic. At Emory he held two national swimming titles as two-time national champion swimmer as well as holding school records in 200-yard backstroke, 400-yard freestyle relay, and 500-yard freestyle.
Danny Culpepper currently works at NC State, serving clients on an array of corporate matters and coaching Zehmer Moot Court teams. Recently, he won the Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence – NC State’s highest honor from their Board of Trustees.
Danny approached life with an easygoing attitude and valued time spent with his loved ones. An active member of Good Hope United Methodist Church and passionate supporter of VT football and Army National Guard units, Danny resided for many years in Norfolk County.
He earned his B.A. at Davidson College and went on to obtain his J.D. (magna cum laude) from the University of Mississippi School of Law, becoming eligible to practice before state courts of Mississippi as well as United States District Courts in both Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi.
Watson Sawyer testified that Culpepper confided to him a day or so after their marriage that they had been misled into marrying a non-virgin; that she was pregnant by Abel Daniel. Counsel for complainant objected to this testimony.
Culpepper made his mark as one of the premier quarterbacks during his NFL career, while remaining active within his community to inspire and uplift others.
He volunteered his time as a mentor and coach for younger players, dedicating himself to helping children and young adults realize their full potential. Additionally, he has participated in many projects and initiatives throughout Florida while remaining loyal to his hometown of Ocala.
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