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Britton Colquitt

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Position:  Punter
Siblings  Dustin Colquitt
Weight:  205 lb (93 kg)
Spouse  Nikki Hairrell (m. 2011)
Height:  6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Role  American football punter
Name  Britton Colquitt

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Date of birth:  (1985-03-20) March 20, 1985 (age 30)
Parents  Anne Colquitt, Craig Colquitt
Children  Everly Colquitt, Nash Colquitt
Nephews  Brinkley Colquitt, Colston Colquitt
Similar People  Dustin Colquitt, Andre Caldwell, Brandon McManus, Brock Osweiler, Virgil Green

High school:  Knoxville (TN) Bearden
Place of birth:  Knoxville, Tennessee

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Britton Colquitt (born March 20, 1985) is an American football punter for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He was originally signed by the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent in December 2009; he was with the Broncos when they won Super Bowl 50 over the Carolina Panthers in 2016. He played college football at Tennessee.

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Britton is the son of former NFL punter Craig Colquitt, brother of Kansas City Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt, and cousin of former NFL punter Jimmy Colquitt. Distant cousin, Greg Colquitt, is a punter at Tennessee Tech University.

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Early years

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Colquitt played football and soccer at Bearden High School in Knoxville, Tennessee.

College career

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

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, 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.

Miami Dolphins

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

Denver Broncos

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

In 2011, Colquitt marked the NFL record books after accumulating 4,783 yards, enough for 5th all time for single-season punting yards in a season.

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. The Broncos reached Super Bowl XLVIII, which they lost to the Seattle Seahawks 43-8.

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

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.

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

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

  • Punts: playoffs (48), playoff season (23 in 2015), playoff game (9 on 2016-01-24 NWE)
  • Punt Yards: season (4,783 in 2011), playoffs (2,104), playoff season (1,072 in 2015), playoff game (423 on 2016-01-24 NWE)
  • Yards / Punt: career (45.17), season (47.36 in 2011), game (55.83 on 2011-09-18 CIN), playoff season (48.8 in 2012)
  • Cleveland Browns

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

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

    Career statistics

    Regular season

    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, is the current punter for the Kansas City Chiefs. His cousin, Jimmy, punted at Tennessee (1981–1984); his 43.9 punting average ranks first in school history. Jimmy played in the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks in 1985.

    References

    Britton Colquitt Wikipedia


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