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Get to Know Your Orange Man: #17, QB Rex Culpepper

A little over a year after beating cancer, Culpepper moves back to quarterback.

NCAA Football: Wagner at Syracuse Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Name: Rex Culpepper

Position: Quarterback

Year: (Redshirt) Junior

Height: 6’3”

Weight: 222 lbs.

Hometown: Tampa, Fla.

High School: Plant

2018 stats: Appeared in six games on the kickoff-return team after switching to tight end halfway through the season.

2019 projections: Culpepper will most likely serve as the third-string quarterback this season, behind stater Tommy DeVito and backup Clayton Welch.

How’d he get here?: Rex committed back when Scott Shafer was running the show, but kept his word amid the coaching change. He held other offers from Ohio State, Clemson, Florida, Ole Miss and more.

What’d recruiting sites say?: Three stars, and was a top-50 pro-style quarterback. Scout even considered him one of the 10 best quarterbacks in Florida -- no small feat.

Twitter feed: No Twitter for Rex.

Tweets of wonder: An amazing moment. Here’s Culpepper ringing the bell after his final round of chemotherapy in 2018.

What movie would Dino Babers recommend for him?: Hopefully “t-Rex” hasn’t outgrown dinosaur movies, because coach Babers is going to recommend “Jurassic World.”

Interesting nugget o’interest: Being a “survivor” is the name of the game in the Culpepper family. While Rex went through his medical battles, both of his parents were contestants on the TV show “Survivor.” Rex’s father, Brad, made it to the finals in 2017’s “Survivor: Game Changers” and Rex’s mother, Monica, was a “Survivor” contestant in 2011.

Let’s get a good look at ya: Better than football highlights, let’s watch this Moffitt Cancer Center documentary on Rex’s story of courage.