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Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Brad Culpepper and wife Monica Culpepper among contestants on CBS' Survivor this fall



Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer and Tampa Bay area attorney Brad Culpepper has been named among the contestants on the latest edition of CBS’ reality show Survivor, competing alongside his wife, Monica Culpepper.

This fall’s cycle of Survivor, subtitled, Blood vs Water, features contestants with past connections to the show competing with relatives or romantic partners. During the show, they will have to decide whether to support or betray the people who are closest to them.

Monica Culpepper appeared on Survivor: One World in 2012, voted out of the show before proceeding very far into the game. Back then, she said producers were initially interested in her husband; now both are competing in an edition of the show which was filmed earlier this year.

Click here to see a video with the Culpeppers speaking on their Survivor experience.

Here’s CBS’ press release on the new cast:

CBS announced today the 20 castaways who will compete against each other on SURVIVOR, when the Emmy Award-winning series returns for its 27th season with a special 90-minute premiere, Wednesday, Sept. 18 (8:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  

The fall edition of SURVIVOR, themed “Blood vs. Water,” will feature former players competing with – and ultimately against – their loved ones who share the same goal: to outwit, outplay, outlast and ultimately be crowned Sole Survivor. Will the returnees use their prior experience in the game to help their partners or will they leave their relatives alone to fend for themselves? Alliances and relationships will be tested and bonds will be broken when mothers, daughters, brothers, spouses and partners vie against each other in the ultimate competition, raising the question: which is thicker – Blood or Water? 

This edition of SURVIVOR will feature the return of Redemption Island, where castaways who have been eliminated from the game can seek redemption and return for a chance to win the million dollar prize.  The twist this season, however, is loved ones will be forced to choose whether to “save” their partner on Redemption Island and switch places with them, thus allowing their loved one to immediately re-enter the game, or leave them in exile to survive on their own.

The battle unfolds when these 20 castaways compete on SURVIVOR:


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Monica Culpepper                                                    Brad Culpepper

Age: 42                                                                       Age: 44

Tampa, Fla.                                                                 Tampa, Fla.                            

Former NFL Wife, homemaker                                  Attorney and retired NFL player

            Survivor: One World, 5th Voted Out



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Tyson Apostol                                                            Rachel Foulger

Age: 34                                                                       Age: 33

Provo, Utah                                                                 Provo, Utah                                        

Former Pro Cyclist/Shop Manager                              Cocktail Waitress/Graphic Designer

            Survivor: Tocantins, 2nd Jury member

Heroes vs. Villains, 6th Voted Out



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Aras Baskauskas                                                       Vytas Baskauskas

Age: 31                                                                       Age: 33

Santa Monica, Calif.                                                   Santa Monica, Calif.                          

Musician                                                                      Yoga Instructor/Math Professor

            Survivor: Panama – Exile Island, Winner



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Rupert Boneham                                                       Laura Boneham

Age: 49                                                                       Age: 44

Indianapolis, Ind.                                                        Indianapolis, Ind.                               

Mentor for Troubled Teens                                         Merchandiser

            Survivor: Pearl Island, 2nd Jury member

All Stars, 6th Jury member, Winner Fan-Favorite

            Heroes vs. Villains, 7th Jury member



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Candice Cody                                                            John Cody

Age: 30                                                                       Age: 30

Washington, D.C.                                                       Washington, D.C.                              

Physician, Anesthesiology Resident                           Physician, Army Orthopedic Surgery            

Survivor: Cook Islands, 5th Jury Member                   Resident

Heroes vs. Villains, 5th Jury Member                                                 



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Colton Cumbie                                                          Caleb Bankston

Age: 22                                                                       Age: 26

Collinsville, Ala.                                                         Collinsville, Ala.                                            

Student Teacher                                                          Post Office Manager/Farmer

            Survivor: One World, 6th Out – Medically Evacuated



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Kat Edorsson                                                             Hayden Moss

Age: 23                                                                       Age: 26

Orlando, Fla.                                                               Springtown, Texas                                         

Full-time Student/Sales                                               Real Estate

            Survivor: One World, 6th Jury Member



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Laura Morett                                                             Ciera Eastin

Age: 43                                                                       Age: 24

Salem, Ore.                                                                 Salem, Ore.                            

Co-owner of Morett Construction                              Cosmetology Student

            Survivor: Samoa, 3rd Jury Member



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Gervase Peterson                                                      Marissa Peterson

Age: 43                                                                       Age: 21

Philadelphia, Pa.                                                         Chapel Hill, N.C.                               

Cigar Lounge Owner                                                  Student

            Survivor: Borneo, 3rd Jury Member



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Tina Wesson                                                              Katie Collins

Age: 52                                                                       Age: 25

Robbinsville, N.C.                                                      New York, N.Y.                                

Motivational Speaker                                                  Hedge Fund Support

            Survivor: Australia, Winner

All Stars, 1st Voted Out


CHEAT TWEET: [email protected]_Tweet returns w/ a special 90-minute season premiere Wed. Sept 18 @ 8PM. R U ready? It’s #bloodvswater!


SURVIVOR is hosted by Emmy Award-winning host Jeff Probst and produced by SEG, Inc.  Mark Burnett and Jeff Probst are executive producers.


For more detailed information on SURVIVOR and the castaways, log on to  Photos are available at

[Last modified: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 12:45pm]


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