Nobody is a bigger example of Tennessee football’s status as Punter U in the NFL today than Dustin Colquitt. Entering his 15th year as the starting punter for the Kansas City Chiefs and a member of the Colquitt family, he is Mr. Reliable in every way possible, and just as he did with the Vols, he is the reason the Chiefs win a game or two every year.
Last year, at age 36, Colquitt averaged 44.9 yards a punt and 40.5 net yards. By the way, those numbers are already impressive for his age. But they are even more insane when you consider the fact that he probably punted with a lot of short fields given how elite the Chiefs’ offense was behind Patrick Mahomes at quarterback.
The real kicker, no pun intended, is the fact that 46.67 percent of his punts were pinned inside the 20-yard line, an incredible stat. He knew how to pin opponents deep and has consistently done what a punter is supposed to do, which is flip field position. Nobody has done that on a consistent basis more than Colquitt in the past.
Despite UT’s status as Punter U, Colquitt is the only one to make a Pro Bowl as one, and he made it twice, in 2012 and 2016. So he’s clearly the top former Vol punting in the NFL today, and that’s why he’s No. 5 on this list.