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.