Defensive Tackle Judge Culpepper Has Entered the Transfer Portal

By Dan Smith on December 23, 2020 at 1:09 pm
Dec 12, 2020; University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; Penn State Nittany Lion players sing their alma mater following the completion of the game against the Michigan State Spartans at Beaver Stadium. Penn State defeated Michigan State 39-24. Mandatory Credit: Matthew OHaren-USA TODAY Sports
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Penn State defensive tackle Judge Culpepper has entered the NCAA transfer portal.

Originally a 2018 three-star recruit out of Tampa, Culpepper played a reserve role at defensive tackle during each of the last two seasons after redshirting his first season on campus. He recorded five total tackles in 2020, including a half sack.

While a space had opened ahead of him with the graduation of Antonio Shelton, and Culpepper had played himself into a role in the rotation, he faces competition for playing time from some young players like Hakeem Beamon, D'von Ellies, and Coziah Izzard, among others on a crowded defensive tackle depth chart.

Culpepper will be a redshirt junior in 2021.

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