Broncos punter Britton Colquitt maintained his Pro Bowl-caliber start to the season with a record-setting month of October. The third-year punter led the NFL with a 50.3-yard gross average and ranked third with a 43.5 net average on 24 punts in October.
“Anytime you’re out on the field, the more you’re out there, the more your confidence is going to build and just try to get as consistent as possible,” Colquitt said. “It’s one of those positions, where if you hit bad punts, your confidence is going to go down. As you keep hitting them well, your confidence is going to go up.
Colquitt joins Shane Lechler (Oct. and Nov, ’09) and Craig Hentrich (Nov., ’98) as the only punters in league history to gross more than 50 yards per punt and net more than 43 yards per punt in a month (min. 20 att.).
He turned in three of the 15 highest single-game net punting averages in team history this past month (min. 6 punts). Against the Lions, Colquitt’s 46.1 net punting average ranked second in franchise annals (min. 7 punts). He finished with a 42.8 net average on Oct. 9 vs. San Diego and a 41.4 net average on Oct. 23 at Miami.
For the season, Colquitt is one of two players to rank in the top three in gross and net punting average. His 50.1 gross average ranks second in the AFC (3rd overall) and his 43.6 net punting average leads the AFC (2nd overall).
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