Special teamers are often among the first players on the field for pregame warmups and today was no different. Usually the kickers and long snappers test out the turf and start their pregame routine several hours before kickoff.
Being a tight-knit group, most special teamers know their specialist colleagues around the league and take time to greet one another during pregame warmups. Broncos punter Britton Colquitt knows his Chiefs counterpart extremely well, being that the two are brothers.
Britton and Dustin Colquitt are the first brothers to punt in the NFL at the same time since 1941 (George and Wes McAfee). The Colquitt family has produced four NFL punters, including Britton and Dustin’s father, Craig, and uncle, Jimmy. All four Colquitts attended the University of Tennessee.
This season, Britton is one of two NFL players to rank in the Top 3 in both gross and net punting average. Through eight games, Britton Colquitt has averaged 49.8 yards per punt (43.1 net). Dustin Colquitt has averaged 46.7 yards per punt (41.3 net).