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      Dustin Colquitt
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Knoxville

High School:
Bearden

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 196

Position:
Punter

Experience:
3L

Full name: Dustin Farr Colquitt ... Consensus All-America honors last year after being named first-team by Associated Press, Football Writers, The Sporting News and Walter Camp ... Selected Ray Guy Award finalist for second consecutive year ... Son of Craig Colquitt and cousin of Jimmy Colquitt -- both former Vol punters ... Joined on squad in senior season by brother Britton ... Earned All-SEC honors from league coaches (unanimous) and Associated Press ... Led SEC last year and sixth nationally with 45.3-yard punting average that is second-best in school history ... Also stands second on UT career punting list with 43.1-yard average that trails only his cousin, Jimmy (43.9), and is just ahead of his father, Craig (42.5) ... Kicks left-footed ... Coach Michael's evaluation: "Dustin made solid strides at getting the ball off quicker throughout the spring. I expect him to have another outstanding season this year." ... Born: May 6, 1982.

HONORS
- 2004 All-SEC Coaches (2nd) and AP (2nd), Ray Guy Award Semifinalist; 2003 All-America Consensus, Associated Press, Walter Camp, FWAA, The Sporting News,Rivals.com, SI.com (2nd), Ray Guy Award Finalist, All-SEC Associated Press, Coaches, Collegefootballnews.com, SEC Special Teams Player of the Week (Sept. 6 and 27); 2002 Ray Guy Award Finalist, All-SEC Associated Press (2nd), Coaches (honorable mention); 2001 Freshman All-SEC.

CAREER - Games/Started: 39/38

2004 -Games/Started: 13/13 ... His start vs. Texas A&M in the 2005 SBC Cotton Bowl gave him the Tennessee record for games played (52) and games started (51) ... 2003 Consensus All-America performer was named to the 2004 Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook's All-America Team ... Named second-team All-SEC by league coaches ... During the regular season, he averaged 41.3 yards per punt with a long of 61 and 15 downed inside the 20 ... Averaged 51.3 yards on three punts vs. UNLV, including two blasts that were downed inside the Rebels' 20-yard line ... His two punts against Florida averaged 45.0 yards, with one downed inside the Gators' 20-yard line ... Against La. Tech, he averaged 40.0 yards on six punts -- three of which were downed inside the Bulldogs' 20-yard line ... His 35-yard-per-punt average on two kicks vs. Auburn marked his lowest average of the season to that point ... He also had one punt blocked in the Auburn contest ... Averaged 48.0 yards on two punts at Georgia, including a long of 52 yards and one punt that was fair-caught inside the Bulldogs' 20-yard line ... Had a season-high seven punts at Mississippi, with his kicks averaging 40.9 yards ... Also completed his first career pass attempt, which came on a fake punt and went to Chris Hannon for a 19-yard gain and first down to extend UT's second scoring drive vs. the Rebels ... Punted seven times vs. Alabama, posting an average of 40.4 yards per punt and a long of 50 yards ... Averaged 41.1 yards on seven punts at South Carolina, with a long of 53 and one downed inside the 20 ... Punted six times vs. Notre Dame and averaged 42.5 yards per kick with a long of 59 and one punt downed inside the ND 20 ... Had three kicks at Vanderbilt, with one downed inside the 20 ... Punted six times vs. Auburn in the SEC Championship Game, averaging 40.5 yards per kick

2003 - Games/Started: 13/13 ... Consensus All-America ... One of three Ray Guy Award finalists for second straight year ... Led SEC and sixth nationally with 45.3-yard punting average ... Earned All-SEC honors from league coaches (unanimous) and Associated Press ... Had 19 punts of 50+ yards and 21 punts pinned teams inside 20-yard line, with nine inside 10 and five inside 5 ... His 50.8-yard average against Marshall earned him SEC Special Teams Player of the Week ... Posted career-best average of 51.7 yards-per-punt against South Carolina and tabbed SEC Special Teams Player of the Week for second time in September ... Three punts downed inside 5-yard line against Gamecocks ... Posted average of 49.0 yards on five punts vs. Duke, including 64-yarder ... Averaged 43.0 yards on five punts against Miami, with biggest kick being 56-yarder into breeze in final two minutes that was muffed and recovered by Vols to seal win.

2002 - Games/Started:13/13 ... Ray Guy Award finalist ... Picked for second-team All-SEC honors by Associated Press and honorable mention by league coaches ... Averaged 43.2 yards per kick ... Averaged more than 41 yards per punt 10 times, including 47.8-yard average against Alabama ... Recorded career long against Miami when he boomed 68-yarder ... Had 16 punts of 50 yards or more, including 11 in last seven games ... Only nine touchbacks while having 10 punts downed inside 10 ... Punts landed inside 20-yard line 22 times and inside 10 13 times ... Pinned Vanderbilt at 1-yard line, leading to safety for Volunteers when Commodores bobbled a snap ... Vols ended 2002 ranked fourth in SEC and eighth nationally in net punting average with 38.1 yards per kick ...


2001 - Games/Started: 13/12... Earned the punting duties during fall drills ... Responded by being named to the SEC All-Freshman Team ... Finished the season strong as he averaged more than 40 yards per punt during the Vols final six games ... Best game came in Homecoming win over Memphis as he boomed four punts for a 49.0 yard average ... Finished the season with 51 punts for 39.6 yard average ... Had 13 kicks downed inside the 20-yard line.

2000 - Redshirted ...

HIGH SCHOOL - Played football as a senior at Bearden where he handled team's punting and placekicking duties ... Averaged nearly 40 yards per punt and earned All-Region honors ... Starred on the soccer field, playing varsity for four seasons ... As a forward, he was Bearden's leading scorer as a senior ... Named KIL Player of the Year in 2000, helping team to state semifinals ... Also an All-State and All-South selection as a senior ... Coach at Bearden High School: Bill Young.

PUNTING STATISTICS
Class/Year
NO
YDS
AVG
LONG
Fr. 2001
51
2020
39.6
55-Mem.
So. 2002
65
2833
43.6
68-Miami
Jr. 2003
68
3081
45.3
67-UF
Sr. 2004
56
2282
40.8
61-UNLV
TOTALS
184
7934
43.1
68-Miami





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