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Quinton Culberson
No. 56     Carolina Panthers
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: October 21, 1985 (1985-10-21) (age 24)
Place of birth: Jackson, Mississippi
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 236 lb (107 kg)
Career information
College: Mississippi State
Undrafted in 2007
Debuted in 2007 for the St. Louis Rams
Career history
 As player:
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2009
Tackles     75
Pass deflections     2
Sacks     0.0
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at UFL-Football.com

Quinton Culberson (born October 21, 1985 in Jackson, Mississippi) is an American football linebacker for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. He was signed by the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He played college football at Mississippi State.

Culberson has also played for the Florida Tuskers.

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Early years

As a high school senior at Provine High School in Jackson, Mississippi, he was named the Jackson Clarion-Ledger's 2002 Metro-Area (Hinds, Rankin and Madison counties) Football Player of the Year. He was also first-team All-State selection as a senior after recording 64 tackles, three interceptions and two fumble recoveries. He also saw action on offense, totaling 22 catches for 430 yards and 10 touchdowns. Culberson also starred in track and was the Mississippi Class 4A state champion high jumper, with a personal best of 6’10”.

College career

Culberson attended Mississippi State University and was a four-year starter, starting at cornerback as a freshman and playing some safety before moving to linebacker. He finished his college career with 278 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, four interceptions, 13 passes defensed, four forced fumbles. He began his career at Mississippi State as a cornerback before moving to linebacker. He was First-team All-Southeastern Conference as a senior after leading the Bulldogs with 102 tackles. As a junior he had 78 tackles, which also led the team. Began sophomore season as reserve safety before moving to linebacker and he started the final five games of the season as outside linebacker, registering 56 tackles and a 35-yard interception return for a touchdown. Culberson was named Freshman All-SEC by The Sporting News and league’s coaches and started at cornerback in first eight games of season before suffering a broken leg. He totaled 42 tackles and a team-eading six passes defensed. He was the first true freshman to start for the Bulldogs since 1986

Professional career

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Pre-draft

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20 ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6-0½ * 236 lb * 4.65 ** 1.56 ** 2.69 ** 4.34 ** 7.20 ** 30 in. ** 9'04" ** 18 * X

(* represents NFL Combine; **represents Mississippi State Pro Day)

St. Louis Rams

On May 3, 2007, Culberson signed as an undrafted rookie free agent to a rookie minimum ($285,000) contract by the St. Louis Rams. He was the only undrafted rookie to make Rams opening day roster in 2007. In 2007, Culberson played 14 games with one start, and he recorded 24 tackles with forced two fumbles, playing mostly on special teams. On January 25, 2008, Culberson signed a contract extension that paid him $375,000 in 2008. In 2008 he played 16 games with ten starts. He had 44 tackles and knocked away 2 passes.

Following the signing of Paris Lenon the Rams waived Culberson on September 16, 2009.

Carolina Panthers

Culberson was signed by the Carolina Panthers on December 2, 2009.

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