Brad, a 47-year-old retired NFL player from Tampa, FL, played Survivoronce before but definitely left the island with unfinished business.
Survivor: Game Changers, filmed in the Mamanuca Islands in Fiji in June and July 2016, is heading into the merge after big threats -- including Tony Vlachos, Sandra Diaz-Twine and J.T. Thomas -- were taken out early. Brad will need to watch his back because castaways aren't going to want to go up against him in Individual Immunity Challenges.
Below is a list of six facts Reality TV World has compiled about Brad Culpepper:
- Brad previously played on Season 27, Survivor: Blood vs. Water, in 2013 and finished in 15th place.
Brad, who competed as his wife Monica Culpepper's loved one, was eliminated from the game on Day 14 after losing the season's fifth Redemption Island duel in Episode 6.
He was initially voted out of the tribe on Day 10 when his alliance member Caleb Bankston announced at Tribal Council he was writing his name down, so it was an easy vote for everyone else.
- Brad was a defensive tackle in the NFL for nine seasons during the 1990s and 2000s. He had also played college football for the University of Florida and was recognized as an All-American.
- After his firstSurvivor stint, Brad told Reality TV World that he would play a much different game if he was competing on a season without his wife, because Monica always remained his No. 1 priority.
- Brad and Monica met his sophomore year of college and they got married weeks after he was drafted into the NFL in 1992. The couple has three children together.