American Football Database
American Football Database
Pat Culpepper
Biographical details
Born1941 (age 79–80)
Playing career
Position(s)Linebacker, fullback
Head coaching record
Overall14–29–1 (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

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
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.


Further reading

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