Dustin Colquitt

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Dustin Colquitt
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At a game in Denver in November 2010.
No. 2     Kansas City Chiefs
Punter
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-05-06) May 6, 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth: Knoxville, Tennessee
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school: Knoxville (TN) Bearden
College: Tennessee
NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 3 / Pick: 99
Debuted in 2005 for the Kansas City Chiefs
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 5, 2013
Punts 689
Punting yards 30,717
Average punt 44.6
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Dustin Farr Colquitt (born May 6, 1982) is an American football punter for the Kansas City Chiefs. He played college football for the University of Tennessee, and earned All-American honors. The Kansas City Chiefs chose him in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft, and he has played his entire pro career for the Chiefs.

Early years[edit]

Colquitt is from Knoxville, Tennessee and played high school football and soccer at Bearden High School in Knoxville.

College career[edit]

Colquitt accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and played for coach Phil Fulmer's Tennessee Volunteers football team from 2001 to 2004. As a junior in 2003, he was recognized as a first-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection, and a consensus first-team All-American. As a senior in 2004, he again earned first-team All-SEC honors.

Professional career[edit]

The Kansas City Chiefs selected Colquitt in the third round (99th pick overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft, and he has played for the Chiefs since 2005. In 2010, he was voted the Ed Block Courage Award. In the 2012 season, he had a punting average of 46.8, the highest he has ever had in a season. From 2005 to 2012, Colquitt had 657 career punts with a 44.7 yard average.[1] On March 5, 2013, Colquitt signed a 5-year contract worth $18.75 million, $8.9 of which is guaranteed, making him the NFL's highest paid punter.[2]

Personal[edit]

Colquitt comes from a family with a distinguished lineage of punters, including his father Craig, who won a pair of Super Bowl rings punting for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1978 to 1984. His younger brother Britton of the Denver Broncos also punted for Tennessee, as did his uncle Jimmy.[3] He has two sons, Brinkley and Colston, and a daughter Hartley with wife Christia.

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