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Dustin Colquitt

Dustin Colquitt
Colquitt with the Kansas City Chiefs
No. 2 Kansas City Chiefs
Position: Punter
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-05-06) May 6, 1982
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
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2014
Punts: 815
Punting yards: 36,550
Average punt: 44.8
Net punting average: 39.6
Touchbacks: 71
Inside 20: 317
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 of the National Football League. He played college football at Tennessee and was selected by the Chiefs in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft.

Contents

  • Early years 1
  • College career 2
  • Professional career 3
  • Personal 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Early years

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

College career

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

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

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 played for Tennessee, as did his uncle Jimmy.[3] Colquitt has 5 children with his wife Christia.

References

  1. ^ "Dustin Colquitt". nfl.com. Retrieved February 10, 2013.
  2. ^ "Dustin Colquitt's Kansas City Chiefs contract worth $18.75M". NFL.com. 
  3. ^ , Saturday, November 13, 2010.The Associated Press"The Punting Colquitt Brothers Are Keeping Alive a Family Pedigree in the N.F.L.,"

External links

  • Kansas City Chiefs bio page
  • Dustin Colquitt on Twitter
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