Former Penn State Defensive Tackle Judge Culpepper Transferring to Toledo

By Nick Polak on January 7, 2021 at 3:30 pm
Judge Culpepper (88) steps off of the bus with a huge smile of his face during the Penn State football team's annual visit to the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, June 19, 2019.
Cameron Clark, York Daily Record

Former Penn State defensive tackle Judge Culpepper has announced via Twitter that he will be transferring to Toledo after entering the transfer portal in late December.

In his two seasons with Penn State after redshirting as a true freshman, Culpepper accounted for 8 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, and 1 sack across the 2019 and 2020 seasons. He was part of the rotation behind starters Antonio Shelton (now at Florida) and PJ Mustipher this past season. However, Shelton and Mustipher played the large majority of the snaps as the team rotated less at the position in 2020 than it had in the past.

Culpepper was a member of Penn State's 2018 recruiting class and was a three-star prospect out of Florida. He was the No. 402 recruit overall in the class according to the 247Sports Composite. He chose the Nittany Lions over the local Florida Gators and was also on Alabama's radar. His commitment to James Franklin's team came on the heels of an unofficial visit in July of 2017.

Culpepper would have been part of the competition for the vacant spot left by Antonio Shelton at Penn State in 2021, but will surely have a great shot at a starting role with Toledo.

We wish Judge all the best with the Rockets!