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ABOUT CHRIS CULLIVER

Washington Redskins Cornerback, Chris Culliver, is a professional football player in the National Football League (NFL.) A native of Philadelphia, PA, Culliver formed an unrivaled hunger for the game when he was first introduced. Though he participated in other sports, it was the rush that he experienced on the football field that ultimately won his affection. He worked ardently to perfect his game, and now relishes in the joy of a successful professional career today. The exceptional athlete attributes his triumphs to hard work and a strong desire to compete and win.

Chris accomplished a number of feats throughout his high school and college careers. During his sophomore year, his family relocated from the tough streets of Philadelphia, PA, to the more reserved Garner, NC area. The move proved to be a wise decision, as Culliver excelled to the top of his sport. While at Garner Magnet High School, the famed athlete earned the #1 spot in the state of North Carolina for high school football players. He was also the #3 pick for his particular position, as well as the 18th overall pick in the nation. Around this same time, the Philadelphia native also attained MVP status in an All- Star game, and even participated in the Shrine Bowl prior to graduation. Before going on to join the renowned, Gamecocks, Chris was also an acclaimed track and field star. Though talented, it was his shining performance on the field that stood out- leading him to focus his efforts solely on the game of football. The five star recruit went on to attend and graduate from the University of South Carolina, where he majored in Sports and Entertainment Management, and played a range of positions on the field during his tenure.

In 2011, Chris Culliver’s hard work paid off. He was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the 3rd round of the NFL draft. He remained with the team until 2014, before heading over to the east coast. While a part of the distinguished 49ers, the 2012 NFC Champion helped will his team to victory. Now a member of the esteemed Washington Redskins organization, Chris will go on to reach even greater heights. Though he experienced an injury in recent years, he didn’t allow it to detract from his game. He continues to train and improve, and will undoubtedly be victorious again.

A proponent of animal rights, Culliver is also a spokesperson for a PETA campaign, aimed at dog owners becoming more responsible caretakers. The American Bulls breeder is involved in a number of philanthropic initiatives where he stands for those who have no voice. Chris not only fights for animals, but also supports the inner city youth at the Boys and Girls Club in Washington, D.C.

It was Michael J. Gelb who once stated, “Champions know that success is inevitable; that there is no such thing as failure, only feedback. They know that the best way to forecast the future is to create it.” With Culliver’s work ethic, and consistent desire to improve, there is no doubt that he will taste a championship.

Cully's Timeline

Check out some of Chris' achievements and career highlights. Read more

Garner High School ('04-'07)

Check out these video highlights from Cully's High School career at Garner High School from 2004-07. [Click Picture To View Video Highlights] Read more

S. Carolina Gamecocks ('07)

Named to Sporting News All-SEC Freshman team as a kick returner Cully returned 34 kicks for 809 yards. His 23.8-yard average ranked 8th in the SEC and his 809 kick return yards ranked 2nd in school history. Read more

S. Carolina Gamecocks ('08)

As the Gamecocks starting free safety and kick returner Chris started 12 games and logged 60 tackles, including 4.5 tackles for loss, 3 ints, three pass break ups and forced two fumbles including a key fumble at Ole Miss that Emanuel Cook returned 52 yards. His 6 tackles and his first two career interceptions at Kentucky were huge with his second pick in the game's final minute, sealing the win. Chris ranked fourth in the SEC in kick returns, averaging 24.1 yards per return) including a career-long 67 yard kickoff return in the win over Tennessee. Read more

S. Carolina Gamecocks ('09)

Chris was a Second-team All-SEC pick by the AP and a third-team selection by Phil Steele as a junior free safety starting 12 games and logging 62 tackles, the team's third-highest total. He returned 26 kickoffs for 585 yards, an average of 22.5 yards per return. Against Georgia Chris rattled off four kick returns for 122 yards, including a 57-yard burst and also logged six tackles, including five solo, and recovered a fumble. Other highlights included the school record for career kickoff returns against FAU, nine tackles in the win over Ole Miss, and three returned kicks for 130 yards in the win over Kentucky, breaking Dick Harris' school record for kick return yards in a career in the process. Chris also tied for the game-high with 11 tackles against Alabama, recorded a key sack late in the Vanderbilt game to preserve the victory. [Click Photo To View Video Highlights] Read more

Drafted by SF 49ers ('11)

Projected to be a third- or fourth-round pick, Culliver was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft as the 80th overall pick. As a rookie, Culliver played all 16 games of the regular season and finished with a total of 35 combined tackles, 7 pass defensed, and 1 interception for 23 yards. Culliver also played both games of the postseason. Read more

2014-15 49ers Highlights

Culliver allowed just 37 catches on 73 targets in his final season with the San Francisco 49ers for 468 yards and four touchdowns while also contributing four interceptions and 45 tackles. This after tearing the meniscus in his knee and ACL in 2013. [Click Picture To View Video Highlights] Read more

Chris Culliver Signs w Redskins

Chris Culliver signs with Redskins Read more
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