Britton Colquitt against the Arizona Cardinals during a preseason game at University of Phoenix Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

Broncos’ Britton Colquitt Signs Restricted Free-Agent Tender


Britton Colquitt, punter for the Denver Broncos, signed his restricted free agent tender on Tuesday.

The 6-3, 205-pound fifth-year player out of Tennessee leads the Broncos is career gross (46.1) and net (39.5) punting averages. Last season, he broke his own franchise record with a 41.1 net punting average, which was third best in the NFL. He also tanked second in the league holding opponents to an average of 6.0 yards per return.

For his career, Colquitt has played in 48 regular season games. He was signed by the Broncos as a college free agent in 2009. He spent a week on Miami’s practice squad before the Broncos added him to their active roster for the regular-season finale.

Colquitt has a unique family history. He’s one of four NFL punters that the family has produced. His brother, Dustin, plays for the Kansas City Chiefs and was selected to the 2012 Pro Bowl roster. His father, Craig, was a punter for the Pittsburgh Steelers and won two Super Bowls with them. His uncle, Jimmy, played two games for the Seattle Seahawks in 1985.

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