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