COLQUITT AT A GLANCE:
• An eighth-year punter who has played 96 regular-season games and nine postseason contests for the Broncos and is the franchise career leader in gross (45.2) and net (39.1) punting average.
• Averaged at least 44 yards per kick in each of his five full NFL seasons as one of just six punters to equal that mark every year since 2010.
• Broke his own franchise record and ranked third in the NFL with a 42.1 net punting average in 2012 while finishing second in the league holding opponents to a 6.0-yard return average.
• Established Broncos single-season records in both gross (47.4) and net (40.2) punting average in 2011.
• Became just the third player in NFL history to post a 50-yard gross average and a 43-yard net average during a single month (min. 20 att.) when he averaged 50.3 gross yards and 43.5 net yards per punt in October 2011.
• Tied for the NFL lead with six games grossing 50 or more yards in 2010, while posting the 10th-highest gross punting average (44.6) in team annals.
• Punted five times for 281 yards at Arizona (12/12/10) to mark the highest single-game average (56.2) for a road game in franchise history.
• Completed brief stints on the Broncos’ active roster and Miami’s practice squad as a rookie in 2009.
• Joined by Kansas City’s Dustin Colquitt as the first pair of brothers to punt in the NFL at the same time since 1941 (George and Wes McAfee).
• Averaged 42.6 yards on 209 career punts at the University of Tennessee, where he was a two-time All-Southeastern Conference selection and also handled kickoff duties.
• Entered the NFL with Denver as a college free agent on April 27, 2009.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Denver as a college free agent 4/27/09; Waived by Denver 9/1/09; Signed by Miami (practice squad) 12/22/09; Signed by Denver (active roster) 12/30/09.
2015: Colquitt punted the ball five times for 259 yards (51.8 avg./ 45,4 net) with two punts inside the 20 vs. Bal. (9/13)... Punted seven times for 314 yards (44.9 avg./ 42.7 net) with a long of 56 yards at K.C. (9/17)... Punted five times for 213 yards (42.6 avg./ 37.0 net), dropping three punts inside the 20-yard line at Det. (9/27)... Punted three times for 141 yards (47.0 avg./ 44.7 net) vs. Min. (10/4)... Punted five times for 211 yards (42.2 avg./ 33.2 net) at Oak. (10/11)... Punted seven times for 319 yards (45.6 avg./ 37.9 net) at Cle. (10/18)... Punted three times for 120 yards (40.0 avg./ 37.0 net) vs. G.B. (11/1)... Punted five times for 215 yards (43.0 avg./ 42.6 net) at Ind. (11/8)... Punted six times for 277 yards (46.2 avg./ 45.2 net) vs. K.C. (11/15)... Punted seven times for 277 yards (39.6 avg./ 39.0 net) with three punts inside-20 at Chi. (11/22)... Punted eight times for 347 yards (43.4 avg./ 38.3 net) with a long of 59 yards vs. N.E. (11/29)... Dropped a pair of punts inside the 20—including one at the 1-yard line—and finished with five punts for 183 yards (36.6 avg./ 31.8 net) at S.D. (12/6)... Punted four times for 178 yards (44.5 avg./ 37.3 net) vs. Oak. (12/13)... Punted six times for 258 yards (43.0 avg./ 39.2 net) at Pit. (12/20)... Landed 3-of-5 punts inside the 20 and finished with 217 yards (43.4 avg,/41.8 net) with a long of 54... Punted three times for 134 yards (44.7 avg./44.7 net) vs. S.D. (1/3)... Punted six times for 282 yards (47.0 avg./ 40.3 net) with three punts inside the 20-yard line in Denver’s AFC Divisional Playoff Game vs. Pit. (1/17)... Punted nine times for 423 yards (47.0 avg./ 41.7 net) with a postseason career-best four punts inside the 20-yard line and made one special-teams tackle in Denver’s AFC Championship Game vs. N.E. (1/24).
2014: Colquitt played all 16 regular-season games, totaling 3,048 yards on 66 punts (44.2 avg. / 37.6 net)... Punted a season-high eight times for 378 yards (47.3 avg. / 42.8 net) with three punts inside the 20 at Sea. (9/21)... Booted a season-long 65-yard punt at Oak. (11/9).
2013: Colquitt played all 16 regular-season games and punted 65 times for 2,893 yards (44.5 gross / 38.8 net)... Recorded just three touchbacks to represent a personal best and tie for the sixth-fewest in the NFL... Punted in all three postseason games for the Broncos... Tied a career high by placing five punts inside the 20-yard line vs. Bal. (9/5)... Punted three times and placed two punts inside the 20, while only allowing one return for zero yards at K.C. (12/1)... Held for Matt Prater’s NFL-record 64-yard field goal vs. Ten. (12/8).
2012: Colquitt played all 16 games and ranked third in the NFL with a 42.1 net average to break his own team record from the previous season... Punted 67 times for 3,099 yards (46.3 avg.) with 27 placed inside the 20 and just four touchbacks... Allowed just 6.0 yards per return to rank second in the NFL... Launched a career-long 67-yard punt at Atl. (9/17)... Set postseason career highs with a 48.8 gross average and 44.4 net average with three of his five punts downed inside the 20 in Denver’s AFC Divisional Playoff Game vs. Bal. (1/12).
2011: Colquitt set franchise single-season records for gross (47.4) and net (40.2) average after punting 101 times for 4,783 yards with 33 kicks placed inside the 20-yard line... Averaged 51.5 yards on 36 punts from Denver’s own 25-yard line and in... Kicked in both of Denver’s postseason games, punting 11 times for 436 yards (39.6 gross / 37.1 net) with two punts inside the 20... Posted the second-highest single-game net punting average (51.0) on six punts vs. Cin. (9/18)... Averaged 50.3 gross yards and 43.5 net yards per punt in October to become just the third player in NFL history to post a 50-yard gross average and a 43-yard net average during a single month... Placed a career-high five punts inside the 20-yard line in Denver’s season finale vs. K.C. (1/1).
2010: Colquitt played all 16 games and ranked fifth in the AFC and 11th in the NFL with a 44.6-yard gross average... Punted 86 times for 3,838 yards (44.6 gross / 36.6 net) with 19 punts placed inside the 20-yard line... Tied for the NFL lead with six games recording a gross average of 50-plus yards... Registered a 56.2 gross average at Ari. (12/12) to mark the third-highest total in franchise history (highest on the road).
2009: Colquitt, who entered the NFL with the Broncos as a college free agent on April 27, was waived by the club at the conclusion of training camp... Signed to Miami’s practice squad on Dec. 22 before Denver signed him to its active roster on Dec. 30... Declared inactive for the Broncos’ season finale vs. K.C. (1/3).
COLLEGE: Colquitt played 43 career games at the University of Tennessee, punting 209 times for 8,897 yards (42.6 avg.) with 73 punts placed inside the 20-yard line while also handling kickoff duties... Only had one punt blocked at Tennessee... Earned All-Southeastern Conference honors twice... Played seven games as a senior in 2008, punting 42 times for 1,821 yards (43.4 avg.) with 13 punts placed inside the 20-yard line and a 71-yard long... Saw time in all 13 games for the Volunteers as a junior in 2007 and averaged 41.6 yards per punt (62-2,579) to earn second-team All-SEC honors... Ranked seventh in the nation and second in the SEC with a 44.9-yard punting average (46-2,066) as a sophomore in 2006 to earn consensus first-team All-SEC honors... Placed fourth in school history with his 44.9-yard punting average.
PERSONAL: Colquitt received all-state honors as a junior and senior at Bearden High School in Knoxville, Tenn., where he kicked and punted... Also lettered in soccer in high school, helping Bearden to a No. 1 national ranking and a state championship as a junior (25-0 record)... Father (Craig), brother (Dustin) and uncle (Jimmy) all punted for Tennessee... Craig Colquitt won two Super Bowl rings as the Steelers’ punter from 1978-84, Dustin Colquitt punts for the Chiefs and Jimmy Colquitt punted for the Seahawks in 1985... Britton Colquitt was born on March 20, 1985, in Knoxville, Tenn.