Colquitt with the Chiefs in 2010
|No. 2 - Kansas City Chiefs|
|Born:||May 6, 1982|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||210 lb (95 kg)|
|High school:||Bearden (Knoxville, Tennessee)|
|NFL Draft:||2005 / Round: 3 / Pick: 99|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2018|
|Player stats at PFR|
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.
set a franchise record with the Chiefs for most game appearances (225) on September 22, 2019.
Colquitt accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and played for coach Phillip 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.
During the 2007 NFL season, he set the franchise record for the longest punt with an 81 yard punt. On February 28, 2008, Colquitt was signed to a five-year contract extension worth $8.5 million. Colquitt had career highs during the 2009 NFL season in both punts and punting yards with 96 and 4,361, respectively. His 4,361 punting yards were second to Jim Arnold's 4,397 during the 1984 NFL season. In 2010, he was voted as the winner of 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. Colquitt was named to his first Pro Bowl in 2012. On March 5, 2013, Colquitt signed a five-year contract extension worth $18.75 million, with $8.9 million guaranteed, making him the NFL's highest paid punter.
In 2016, Colquitt was named to his second Pro Bowl after fellow punter Pat McAfee declined to play due to an injury. During the 2017 NFL season, he became the Chiefs all-time leader in both punts and punting yards passing Jerrel Wilson. On March 15, 2018, Colquitt signed a three-year contract extension with the Chiefs. As of the start of the 2019 season, his 15th season with the Chiefs, he is the longest tenured member of the Chiefs. The next closest tenured players are Travis Kelce and Eric Fisher, who will both be in their 7th season with the team in 2019. He is also tied in fourth with Aaron Rodgers for longest tenured players for their current team and is the longest tenured special teams player.
Colquitt is married with five children. 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, who currently plays for the Minnesota Vikings, also played for Tennessee, as did his uncle Jimmy.
Colquitt is a Christian. Colquitt has spoken about his faith saying, "I think God put me in this position as a punter and in professional football because ... He wants something out of me to be able to share with other people. As a Christian, I think God has given me that platform to say, 'Hey, I've allowed you to do a lot of things and I need you to speak My name. He always finds a way to put His people in situations where they can spread His Word ... ."
Colquitt is a co-founder of TeamSmile, an organization that offers free dental care to underserved children. Colquitt was picked to be the Chiefs nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award in 2009 and 2018.