Continuing a family
tradition of punting for the Vols, Dustin Colquitt became the third member
of his family to do so.
Colquitt earned an All-America selection in 2003 and was a Ray Guy Award
finalist for the second consecutive year. He twice earned SEC Special
Teams Player of the Week accolades. Colquitt's 45.9-yard average ranked
first in the SEC and fourth nationally, partly due to booming 18 punts
for 50 yards or more. Accuracy was another trait, as Colquitt strategically
placed 19 punts inside opponents' 20-yard line, nine of which were inside
the 10 and five inside the 5.
He finished his
career as Tennessee's all-time leader in punts (240), punting yards
(10,216) and second in punting average (42.6).
With his start in
the 2005 SBC Cotton Bowl, Colquitt broke the all-time UT records for
career games played with
52 and career starts with 51.