Chiefs bid farewell to Colquitt; legacy more than punting

Dustin Colquitt was released by the Kansas City Chiefs on Tuesday, but the 15-year vet leaves more behind than just his punting prowess.



April 29, 2020 - 10:46 AM

Kansas City Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt punts in the first quarter against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Photo by John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For years and years now, Dustin Colquitt’s stall was the first you’d see when you entered the locker room at the Chiefs training facility at Arrowhead Stadium.

That always seemed about right when it came to not just their longest-tenured player but also an essential part of the connective tissue of the living, breathing organism within the room — a microcosm of the impact he has had on the broader Kansas City community with his charitable work.

“A great mentor,” quarterback Patrick Mahomes said last fall, adding that Colquitt embodies doing things the right way and “has a tip for everything.”

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