Minnesota Vikings, NFL
- 3x Pro Bowl selection with the Minnesota Vikings (2000, 2003 and 2004)
- 2x All-Pro selection (2000 and 2004)
- Set more than 30 school records and has his jersey retried at the University of Central Florida
- Florida Sports Hall of Fame’s People’s Choice Award winner (1997)
- Named Co-Player of the Year with Texas’ Ricky Williams during his senior season (1998)
Daunte Culpepper was drafted eleventh overall I the 1999 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings and was the team’s starting quarterback by 2000. Daunte led the Vikings to seven straight wins in his first seven professional games, helping the team to an 11-5 record and a NFC Championship game appearance. In his first starting season, Daunte passed for 3,937 yards, 33 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. He also rushed for 470 yards and seven touchdowns. The first of Daunte’s three Pro Bowl appearances came at the end of that 2000 season. After rushing for ten touchdowns in 2002, Daunte led NFL quarterbacks in that category for the year and today is ranked sixth in NFL history in the same category. Daunte’s most successful season in the NFL came in 2004 when he led the Vikings to the playoffs for the second time in his career with the team. Daunte passed for a league-leading 4,717 yards, 39 touchdowns and only 11 interceptions. That season, he broke Dan Marino's NFL record for combined passing and rushing yards, amassing 5,123 total yards. His 2,323 rushing yards from the 2000-2004 season also made him only the fourth quarterback in NFL history to run for more than 2,300 yards in a five-season period. Following his career in Minnesota, Daunte joined Nick Saban’s Miami Dolphins, the Oakland Raiders, Detroit Lions and Sacramento Mountain Lions. Daunte’s career rushing average of 26.1 yards per game is fourth-best among quarterbacks in NFL history.
Before going pro, Daunte played football for the University of Central Florida where he broke almost all of the school’s quarterback records. Daunte’s career at UCF was highlighted by many awards and achievements, including being a Florida Sports Hall of Fame’s People’s Choice Award in 1997. During the 1997 season, Daunte finished fourth in the national in total offense with an average of 320 yards per game on his way to breaking fifteen school records including single-season passing and single-season total offense. Daunte accumulated 3,524 yards passing and rushing in his junior season and received a spot on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for both semesters. During his senior season, Daunte shattered Steve Young’s single-season completion percentage record by connecting on 296 of 402 passes for 3,690 yards and 28 touchdowns. He finished his college career being named Co-Player of the year along with Texas running back Ricky Williams.
Video Message$99Get a Personal Video Greeting from Daunte Culpepper! He will record a birthday or congratulatory greeting, surprise message for your event, or a client and employee motivational message. You can even save and share the recording afterwards!
NOTE: This request will take up to 48 business hours to complete. Your credit card will be charged automatically once the video has been recorded by the Pro.
Lunch or Dinner$1,000Daunte will join you and your small group of up to 10 people at lunch or dinner. You choose the restaurant and you choose what you want to talk about. Daunte will share stories from his career. Note: for larger parties, please see appearance fee below.
Fantasy Draft$1,000Surprise your football buddies by inviting Daunte to a live fantasy draft!
Pick-Up Game$1,000Make your next pick-up game unforgettable by inviting Daunte to join.
Attend a Game$1,500Have an extra seat at the game? Daunte will join you and your guests and share insight on the game. Discuss Daunte's career with the Vikings and his trajectory in becoming a three-time Pro Bowler.
Round of Golf$1,500Daunte will complete your foursome for a round of golf. He'll be the perfect fourth for your Sunday outing, and will spice up the round with tales from his time in the pros.
Celebrations$2,000Invite Daunte to join you and your guests at your birthday, bar/bat mitzvah, wedding, or anniversary party! He'll be sure to be entertaining company.
Appearance$2,000Hire Daunte to make a guest appearance at your next event! Daunte’s appearance will be the perfect way to promote your store opening, bank, gym, car dealership, etc.
Hear Their Story$2,000Daunte will share his story with up to 20 people. Your small group of friends, students, coworkers, or event attendees will be inspired by Daunte’s path to success.
Corporate Outing$3,000Hire Daunte to participate in your next corporate event. Whether it be a golf outing, charity gala, retreat or fishing trip, you can get Daunte to join your group.
Speaking Engagement$5,000Looking for a dynamic speaker for your next big event? Daunte will speak at your gathering and inspire your group with stories from his career in the NFL.
Coaching$1,000To be the best you need to learn from the best. Hiring Daunte as a coach will give you access to a three-time Pro Bowler. Daunte will coach a group of 1-6 people drills that helped him become a pro athlete.
Camp Outing$3,000Daunte will make a guest appearance as a coach at your camp for a full day, giving the players a glimpse of what it takes to be a professional football player. What better way to keep motivation levels high than to have a pro running drills for the day.
* Booking this talent outside of the booking region may result in additional costs. Thuzio Pros are subject to availability.
Sport Football League NFL Team
- Minnesota Vikings (1999–2005)
- Miami Dolphins (2006)
- Oakland Raiders (2007)
- Detroit Lions (2008–2009)
- Sacramento Mountain Lions (2010)
Position Quarterback College University of Central Florida