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Britton Colquitt

This article is about the Denver Broncos punter. For the Kansas City punter, see Dustin Colquitt.
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At a game in Denver on September 2010.
No. 4 Denver Broncos
Position: Punter
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-03-20) March 20, 1985 (age 30)
Place of birth: Knoxville, Tennessee
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Career information
High school: Knoxville (TN) Bearden
College: Tennessee
Undrafted: 2009
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
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Punts: 388
Punt yards: 17,664
Punt average: 45.5
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Britton Colquitt (born March 20, 1985) is an American football punter for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL), having been signed by the Broncos as an undrafted free agent in December 2009. He played college football at Tennessee.

He is the son of former NFL punter Craig Colquitt, nephew of former NFL punter Jimmy Colquitt, and brother of current NFL punter Dustin Colquitt of the Kansas City Chiefs.[1] His cousin, Greg Colquitt, is a punter at Tennessee Tech University.[2]

Early years

He played football and soccer at Bearden High School in Knoxville, Tennessee.

College career

Colquitt played college football for the Tennessee Volunteers where he majored in political science.[3] During the 2005, 2006, and 2007 seasons he was the Volunteers first team punter.[3] He earned consensus first-team All-SEC honors in 2006 and second-team All-SEC honors in 2007.[3]

While at the University of Tennessee, Colquitt had a well-publicized saga with alcohol problems. He was first suspended from the University of Tennessee football team in March 2004 after three alcohol-related arrests,[4] despite having only arrived on campus in 2003. In his junior season, he was suspended for the first five games of the season and had his scholarship stripped after being arrested on charges of DUI and leaving the scene of an accident.[5]

Professional career

Miami Dolphins

Colquitt was signed to the practice squad of the Miami Dolphins on December 22, 2009.[6]

Denver Broncos

Colquitt was signed to the Denver Broncos' active roster from the Miami Dolphins' practice squad on December 30, 2009.[7] In 2011, Colquitt marked the NFL record books after accumulating 4,783 yards, enough for 5th all time for single-season punting yards in a season. On April 23, 2013, Colquitt signed his restriced free agent tender.


Several of Colquitt's family members have punted in the NFL. His father, Craig, won two Super Bowl rings playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers. His older brother, Dustin, is the current punter for the Kansas City Chiefs. His uncle, Jimmy, punted at Tennessee (1981–1984); his 43.9 punting average ranks first in school history. Jimmy played in the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks in 1985.


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