Britton Colquitt has a knack for punting inside the 20-yard line – Cleveland Browns News

Britton Colquitt has a knack for punting inside the 20-yard line – Cleveland Browns News



We have ranked the top 25 players on the Browns roster with a projection of what to expect in 2017 as well as looking back on last season.

Britton Colquitt

Position >> Punter

Height, weight >> 6-foot-2, 205

Birthdate >> March 20, 1985

Years Pro >> Eighth season


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College >> Tennessee

Ranking >> 21st of 25

Colquitt’s background >> Talk about going from the penthouse to the projects – Britton Colquitt was Denver’s punter when the Broncos won the Super Bowl after the 2015 season. He was cut on Aug. 30 last summer because of salary-cap reasons. Five days later, he signed with the Browns, who went 3-13 while Peyton Manning was finishing up his amazing career and helping Colquitt earn that Super Bowl ring.

“We fell in love with it out here,” Colquitt told reporters in Denver after being cut. “We have a great home, amazing church. When we came out here, Nicki and I weren’t married and now we have three kids. It’s a lot more than football. The Broncos organization has been amazing,” Colquitt said. “Hard to believe it’s over. It’s sad, but we’re thankful for the opportunity.”

Colquitt did not take long to find a new home with the Browns. He signed a four-year contract extension in February and said, “I’m thrilled. We love the organization and the fans. … The Browns are a class act.”

The Colquitts are a punting family, like generations of trapeze artists performing in the same circus. Britton’s father, Craig Colquitt, earned two Super Bowl rings as punter for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1978 to 1987. His brother, Dustin…

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