In March 2013, the South Florida Business Journal reported that former NFL quarterback, Daunte Culpepper, was facing foreclosure of his and his wife’s home, in Broward County, Florida.
It was reported that the Sun Trust Bank filled a foreclosure lawsuit against Culpepper in February 2013, and the home was officially surrendered to the bank in April 2013. Culpepper purchased the home, in 2006, for 3.67 million dollars. It is located on Berkshire Court in Landmark Ranch Estates, and measures 9,867 square-feet.
Just when things are looking bad just imagine, you could be Daunte Culpepper….. #homeless
— Jonathon✈ (@Papajon70) July 17, 2013
The 36 year old started out playing college football for the University of Central Florida. Other Florida colleges refused to recruit Culpepper, believing that he would not qualify to play, due to his low SAT scores. However, the University of Central Florida agreed to help him raise his scores so that he could play football as a part of their team. While playing quarterback for UCF, Culpepper broke almost all of the school’s quarterback records, many of which he still holds today.
and in the least surprising news of the day, daunte culpepper loses a home to foreclosure
— max egert (@therealmaxegert) July 18, 2013
In 1999, Culpepper was drafted into the NFL by the Minnesota Vikings. He completed a 12-year career with the Vikings and reached three Pro Bowls during this time. After suffering a knee injury, while playing for the Vikings, Culpepper was traded to the Miami Dolphins in 2006, the same year he purchased his home. Upon being released from the Dolphins at the end of his first season, Culpepper played for the Oakland Raiders and then for the Detroit Lions. In 2010, he played for the United Football League’s Sacramento Lions.