July 15, 2012
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 currently punts for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Britton Colquitt followed his brother Dustin to become the fourth punting Colquitt in UT history. Britton was the Vols starting punter for four years and earned first-team All-SEC honors in 2006 while being a second-team pick in 2007. Colquitt was a Freshman All-American in 2005. His career punting average with UT was 42.569, just thousandths ahead of brother Dustin (42.566), to rank second all-time behind their uncle Jimmy (43.9). Britton has punted for the Denver Broncos since 2009.
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