Britton Colquitt
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Colquitt with the Denver Broncos in 2010
Personal information
Born: (1985-03-20) March 20, 1985 (age 37)
Knoxville, Tennessee
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school:Bearden (Knoxville, Tennessee)
College:Tennessee
Position:Punter
Undrafted:2009
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • Super Bowl champion (50)
  • First-team All-SEC (2006)
  • Second-team All-SEC (2007)
Career NFL statistics
Punts:834
Punt yards:37,903
Punt average:45.5
Longest punt:79
Inside 20:262
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Britton Douglas Colquitt (born March 20, 1985) is an American football punter who is a free agent. He was originally signed by the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent in December 2009. He played college football at Tennessee.

Britton is the son of former NFL punter Craig Colquitt, younger brother of Cleveland Browns punter Dustin Colquitt, and nephew of former NFL punter Jimmy Colquitt.[1][2]

Early years

Colquitt played football, basketball and soccer at Bearden High School in Knoxville, Tennessee.[3]

College career

Colquitt played college football for the Tennessee Volunteers at the University of Tennessee, where he majored in political science.[4] During the 2005, 2006, and 2007 seasons, he was the Volunteers first team punter.[4] He earned consensus first-team All-SEC honors in 2006 and second-team All-SEC honors in 2007.[4]

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,[5] 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.[6]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash
6 ft 2+58 in
(1.90 m)
205 lb
(93 kg)
31+34 in
(0.81 m)
9 in
(0.23 m)
4.85 s
All values from NFL Combine[7][8][9]

Miami Dolphins

Colquitt was signed to the practice squad of the Miami Dolphins on December 22, 2009.[10]

Denver Broncos (second stint)

Colquitt was signed to the Denver Broncos' active roster from the Miami Dolphins' practice squad on December 30, 2009.[11]

On September 12, 2010, in the season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Colquitt made his NFL debut and had four punts for 172 net yards (43.00 average).[12]

In the 2011 season, Colquitt accumulated 4,783 yards, enough for fifth all time for single-season punting yards.[13][14]

On April 23, 2013, Colquitt signed his restricted free agent tender. On August 11, 2013, he signed a three-year extension worth $11.6 million on top of his one-year tender.[15] The Broncos reached Super Bowl XLVIII, which they lost to the Seattle Seahawks by a score of 43–8. In the loss, he had two punts for 60 net yards.[16]

Colquitt agreed to a $1.4 million pay cut on August 3, 2015.[15]

On February 7, 2016, Colquitt was part of the Broncos team that won Super Bowl 50. In the game, the Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers by a score of 24–10, giving Colquitt his first Super Bowl victory.[17]

On August 30, 2016, Colquitt was released by the Broncos due to not accepting a pay cut.[18]

As of 2017's NFL off-season, Colquitt held at least 11 Broncos franchise records, including:

Cleveland Browns

On September 3, 2016, Colquitt signed a one-year deal with the Cleveland Browns worth $1.7 million.[19]

On February 28, 2017, Colquitt signed a four-year contract extension with the Browns.[20]

On August 31, 2019, Colquitt was released by the Browns.[21]

Minnesota Vikings

On September 1, 2019, Colquitt was signed by the Minnesota Vikings.[22]

On March 19, 2020, Colquitt signed a three-year, $9 million contract extension with the Vikings.[23]

On September 1, 2021, Colquitt was released by the Vikings after the team signed Jordan Berry.[24]

NFL career statistics

Legend
Won the Super Bowl
Led the league
Bold Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP Punting
Punts Yards Avg Lng Blk
2009 DEN 0 DNP
2010 DEN 16 86 3,835 44.6 63 0
2011 DEN 16 101 4,783 47.4 66 0
2012 DEN 16 67 3,099 46.3 67 0
2013 DEN 16 65 2,893 44.5 60 1
2014 DEN 16 69 3,048 44.2 65 0
2015 DEN 16 84 3,663 43.6 62 0
2016 CLE 16 83 3,761 45.3 65 0
2017 CLE 16 80 3,811 47.6 67 1
2018 CLE 16 83 3,767 45.4 79 2
2019 MIN 16 62 2,802 45.2 59 0
2020 MIN 16 56 2,435 45.1 59 2
Career 176 834 37,903 45.5 79 6

Personal life

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, spent 15 seasons as the punter for the Kansas City Chiefs and won a Super Bowl ring after the Chiefs victory in Super Bowl LIV. His uncle Jimmy[25] punted at Tennessee. Jimmy played in the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks in 1985.[26]

References

  1. ^ "The Punting Colquitt Brothers Are Keeping Alive a Family Pedigree in the N.F.L.," The Associated Press, Saturday, November 13, 2010.
  2. ^ "A Family of Punters Demonstrates the Heredity of Hang Time" New York Times, January 31, 2014.
  3. ^ Longman, Jeré (2014). "A Family of Punters Demonstrates the Heredity of Hang Time". The New York Times. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  4. ^ a b c "Football: 47 Britton Colquitt". UTSports.com. CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on October 1, 2011. Retrieved March 1, 2010.
  5. ^ "Colquitt looks to follow in brother's footsteps". Go Vols Xtra. April 1, 2005. Retrieved October 22, 2011.
  6. ^ "Colquitt suspended for 5 games and loses scholarship after DUI charge". Go Vols Xtra. February 17, 2008. Retrieved October 22, 2011.
  7. ^ "Britton Colquitt Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved November 5, 2021.
  8. ^ "Britton Colquitt, Tennessee, P, 2009 NFL Draft Scout, NCAA College Football". draftscout.com. Retrieved November 5, 2021.
  9. ^ "Britton Colquitt 2009 NFL Draft Profile". insider.espn.com. Retrieved November 5, 2021.
  10. ^ "Wilson: Dolphins adding Britton Colquitt to practice squad | National Football Post". Archived from the original on July 14, 2011. Retrieved December 22, 2009.
  11. ^ Lindsay Jones (December 30, 2009), "Broncos sign P Colquitt", All Things Broncos Blog, Denver Post, retrieved March 1, 2010
  12. ^ "Denver Broncos at Jacksonville Jaguars - September 12th, 2010". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  13. ^ "NFL Punting Yards Single-Season Leaders". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  14. ^ "Britton Colquitt 2011 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  15. ^ a b Spotrac.com. "Britton Colquitt". Spotrac.com.
  16. ^ "Super Bowl XLVIII - Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos - February 2nd, 2014". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  17. ^ "Super Bowl 50 - Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers - February 7th, 2016". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved August 31, 2017.
  18. ^ Mason, Andrew. "Broncos release Britton Colquitt, make three other moves to get down to 75". DenverBroncos.com. Archived from the original on August 31, 2016. Retrieved September 1, 2016.
  19. ^ Shook, Nick (September 3, 2016). "Browns sign Britton Colquitt to one-year deal". NFL.com. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  20. ^ "Browns and P Britton Colquitt agree on contract". ClevelandBrowns.com. February 28, 2017. Archived from the original on March 1, 2017. Retrieved March 1, 2017.
  21. ^ "Browns cut roster to 53 players". ClevelandBrowns.com. August 31, 2019.
  22. ^ "Vikings sign veteran punter Britton Colquitt, release Matt Wile". skornorth.com. September 1, 2019. Archived from the original on September 2, 2019. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  23. ^ "Vikings Re-Sign P Britton Colquitt". Vikings.com. March 17, 2020.
  24. ^ "Vikings Sign Former Steelers Punter Jordan Berry". Vikings.com. September 1, 2021.
  25. ^ "Elizabethton Star - Google News Archive Search". news.google.com. Retrieved December 22, 2021.
  26. ^ "Jimmy Colquitt Stats". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 14, 2017.