Pat Culpepper

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Pat Culpepper
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born 1941 (age 75–76)
Playing career
1960–1962 Texas
Position(s) Linebacker, fullback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1963–1964 Texas (assistant)
1966–1968 Tulane (assistant)
1968–1972 Baylor (assistant)
1974 Memphis State (assistant)
1975 Colorado (assistant)
1976–1979 Northern Illinois
1980–1983 Midland (TX) HS
1984–1991 Lufkin (TX) HS
Head coaching record
Overall 14–29–1 (college)

John Patrick Culpepper, Jr. (born 1941) is a former American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Northern Illinois University from 1976 to 1979, compiling a record of 14–29–1.

A native of Johnson County, Texas, Culpepper was a linebacker for the Texas Longhorns 1960–1962. He helped his teams to Southwest Conference championships in 1961 and 1962. Culpepper was an All-SWC selection in 1961 and a team co-captain as a senior. He is best remembered for his hit (along with Johnny Treadwell) on Arkansas' Danny Brabham in 1962 that forced a fumble at the goal line and spurred the Longhorns to a 7–3 victory and a SWC title.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Northern Illinois Huskies (Mid-American Conference) (1976–1979)
1976 Northern Illinois 1–10 0–6 10th
1977 Northern Illinois 3–8 2–5 8th
1978 Northern Illinois 5–6 2–4 7th
1979 Northern Illinois 5–5–1 3–3–1 T–4th
Northern Illinois: 14–29–1 7–18–1
Total: 14–29–1


  1. ^ "Catching up with: Pat Culpepper". 

Further reading[edit]

  • Culpepper, Pat; Heard, Robert (1984). Goal Line. Austin: Honey Hill. ISBN 0937642029.