Chiefs Sign Punter Dustin Colquitt

The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Thursday that the club has signed punter Dustin Colquitt.

"Dustin has played an important role in our team's success the last five seasons, and has consistently performed at a high level his entire career here," General Manager Brett Veach said. "He wanted to be in Kansas City, and we are happy to keep him here for the foreseeable future."

"Dustin is without a doubt one of the best punters in the National Football League," Head Coach Andy Reid said. "He's been critical for us in flipping field position and pinning opponents deep. Off the field he's been a staple in the community, and we are glad he's staying with us."

Colquitt (6-3, 210)has played in 206 games in 13 seasons with the Chiefs (2005-17). His career numbers include 1,031 punts for 46,246 yards (44.9 avg.) with 90 touchbacks and 420 inside the 20. He holds a career net average of 39.7 yards and a long of 81 yards. Colquitt holds many Chiefs records for punting, including highest career average (44.9), highest net average (39.7) and most career punts inside the 20 (420). Colquitt has earned Pro Bowl honors twice, his first following the 2012 season and his most recent following the 2016 season. He has the third-most games played in franchise history (206). The Knoxville, Tenn., native, originally entered the NFL as Kansas City's third-round draft pick (99th overall) in the 2005 NFL Draft. He was an All-SEC selection at Tennessee and prepped at Bearden High School in Knoxville, Tenn.

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