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Daunte Rachard Culpepper was born on the 28th January 1977, in Ocala, Florida USA. He is best known for being a retired professional American Football player, who played in the position of quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) for the Minnesota Vikings, and other teams, as well as in the United Football League (UFL) for the Sacramento Mountain Lions. His professional playing career was active from 1999 to 2010.
So, have you ever wondered how rich Daunte Culpepper is? Sources estimate that the total size of Daunte’s net worth is $500,000 as of mid- 2016, which has been accumulated largely through his career as a professional football player.
Daunte Culpepper Net Worth $500,000
Daunte Culpepper was adopted when he was a baby by the late Emma Lewis Culpepper; his biological mother is Barbara Henderson. So, he was raised by Emma in a huge family as one of 15 children. He studied at Vanguard High School, where he excelled in all sports activities, especially football, as he was named Mr. Football in the state of Florida in 1994. He was drafted as the 730th overall pick by the New York Yankees in the 1995 Major League Baseball Draft, but he did not sign a contract, as he wanted to continue his education at the University of Central Florida, and where he decided to play college football.
Daunte’s professional football career began in 1999, when he was selected as the 11th overall pick by the Minnesota Vikings in the NFL Draft. This marked the beginning of an increase of his net worth. In his first season, Daunte played only in one game; however, in the second season he became the starting quarterback, after an unsuccessful post season. In his first season as a starter, Daunte played in all 16 games, and led Minnesota to 11-5 record, had 33 touchdowns, 3,937 yards, and 16 interceptions. The sixth season in Minnesota was his best in his entire career, and he recorded 4,717 yards, 39 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions. However, from then his numbers began to decline, as he became prone to injuries, which led to him missing a number of games.
After the 2005 season he was traded to the Miami Dolphins, for a second round pick. He stayed with the Dolphins for only one season, as he couldn’t recover from a previous knee injury; he asked to be released from his contract, and he became a free agent.
His next stop was Oakland, and its NFL franchise the Raiders, but again he stayed in the team only a season, before he decided to retire. However, Daunte returned to the NFL in 2008, when he signed a contract with the Detroit Lions. In the two seasons he spent in Detroit, Daunte played in 13 games, and had 1,731 yards, 7 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions.
In 2010, he signed a contract worth $2.5 million over one year, with the UFL team, Sacramento Mountain Lions, which further increased the overall size of his net worth.
During his playing career, Daunte received several prestigious awards, and recognitions, including selection for the Pro-Bowl game in 2000, 2003, and 2004. He was also named as the All-Pro two times, in 2000, and 2004. Furthermore, he was the NFL Passing yards Leader in 2004, and in 2001 he received the Ed Block Courage Award.
Speaking about his personal life, Daunte Culpepper has been married to Kimberly Rah since 2002. They are the parents of four children.