Colquitts Are NFL's First Family Of Punting

By: Arnie Stapleton, AP Pro Football Writer
By: Arnie Stapleton, AP Pro Football Writer

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) _ Craig Colquitt, who won two Super Bowls with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1970s, feels like he handed down a family business to his sons Dustin and Britton.

The brothers each signed offseason deals with the Chiefs and Broncos, respectively, that made them the highest-paid punters in the NFL at nearly $4 million a year _ about 45 times as much as their father ever earned in the pros.

The Colquitts are to punting what the Mannings are to passing, and this first family of punters had an inauspicious start _ a safety on the patriarch's very first punt at the University of Tennessee in 1975.


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