Tyrone Culver's role in the Green Bay Packers secondary might be unknown, but what is known is the Packers have an intelligent man to work with.
The Packers selected Culver, a safety, with the 185th overall selection in the 2006 NFL Draft. Culver, out of Fresno State University, comes to Green Bay with a history of academic accolades.
Culver was a four-time Academic All-Western Athletic Conference selection with the Bulldogs. Add together 109 combined tackles in his last two seasons, and it is easy to see why his coaches have labeled him a "coach on the field."
His leadership and field smarts will be welcomed by the Packers.
"I'm a student of the game," Culver said. "I try to make the right decisions on the field and make the plays that need to be made."
Along with making the right decisions on the field, Culver has had to make decisions off the field as well. Culver, who says he always has made good grades, has a 3.5 GPA and has already started his prerequisites for dental school.
I graduated this year and so I only have three more classes to take as prerequisites," Culver said. "I decided to just put those off and focus on football for now."
The Packers hope Culver's intelligence and ability will help him be a productive member of their defense in the coming years.