Broncos sign P Britton Colquitt to fill extra roster spot

The Denver Broncos on Wednesday signed rookie punter Britton Colquitt to their active roster from Miami's practice squad, it was announced. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Colquitt (6-foot-3, 204 pounds), entered the NFL with Denver as a college free agent on April 27 from the University of Tennessee. He competed in training camp with the Broncos before being waived in the team's final roster cutdown on Sept. 1. He was out of football until being signed to Miami's practice squad on Dec. 22.

At the University of Tennessee, Colquitt played in 43 games, punting 209 times for 8,897 yards (42.6 avg.) with 73 punts placed inside the 20-yard line. He only had one punt blocked for his collegiate career and also handled kickoff duties. He received first-team All-Southeastern Conference honors as a sophomore in 2006 and second-team all-conference accolades as a junior in 2007.

Colquitt received all-state honors as a junior and senior at Bearden High School in Knoxville, Tenn., where he kicked and punted. He also lettered in soccer in high school, helping Bearden to a No. 1 national ranking and a state championship as a junior (25-0 record). His father (Craig), brother (Dustin) and cousin (Jimmy) all punted for Tennessee. Craig Colquitt won two Super Bowl rings as the Steelers' punter from 1978-84, Dustin Colquitt punts for the Chiefs and Jimmy Colquitt punted for the Seahawks in 1985. Britton Colquitt was born on March 20, 1985, in Knoxville, Tenn.

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