Syracuse QB Rex Culpepper cancer-free; ready to return

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse quarterback Rex Culpepper is cancer-free.

The redshirt sophomore says he broke down and cried when he received the news a week ago at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

Culpepper was diagnosed after spring break and underwent 100 hours of chemotherapy. He says when they took out his IV it was magical, and he doesn't have to return for annual follow-up scans.

Now the focus turns to getting back in top shape by the time preseason camp opens in August.

Culpepper, who had one start last year, wasn't on the two-deep depth chart for spring and likely won't be at the start of summer camp. But he'll be in the mix behind senior Eric Dungey and redshirt freshman Tommy DeVito.

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