Dustin's a punter/blogger
Dustin Colquitt

Posted Jul 10, 2007


He serves as his team's No. 1 punter. He's also the holder on field goals and extra points. He's the No. 2 placement specialist and also the backup kickoff specialist. You'd think that would be enough to keep a guy busy.

Not Dustin Colquitt, though. The former University of Tennessee standout is assuming additional duties with the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs this season. Besides all of the activities detailed above, he's going to be writing a weekly blog for the Scout website that covers the Chiefs. That's the word from WarpaintIllustrated.com.

Son of former Vol punter Craig Colquitt and older brother of current Vol punter Britton Colquitt, Dustin is off to a terrific start in Kansas City. Showcasing his leg strength, he has boomed 33 punts of 50 or more yards in his first two years with the Chiefs. Showing he also has finesse, he has placed 50 punts inside the opponent's 20-yard line.

Colquitt is averaging 42.0 yards per punt after his first two years as a pro, including a 44.3 yard average in 2006. His '06 net average of 39.3 was best in the entire NFL.

In addition, the former Volunteer volunteers with Children's TLC, a center for homeless children in Kansas City.

In other NFL news involving former Tennessee players:

Ex-Vol cornerback Jonathan Wade has signed a three-year deal with the St. Louis Rams, who chose him in Round 3 of the April draft. He and linebacker Marvin Mitchell, a Round 7 pick of the New Orleans Saints, are the only Vol draftees who have signed to date.

The Green Bay Packers are still negotiating with defensive tackle Justin Harrell, their first-round pick. The Saints are still ironing out an agreement with wide receiver Robert Meachem, their first-round pick. The Tampa Bay Bucs are still trying to sign guard Arron Sears, their second-round pick. The Chiefs continue negotiations with defensive lineman Turk McBride, their second-round pick.


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