Steelers’ Confirm Acquisition of P Dustin Colquitt

Dustin Colquitt (2) with the Kansas City Chiefs. Photo by Kendall Shaw/CSM/Shutterstock (10421075ag)

Pittsburgh Steelers confirmed on Monday that they have signed punter Dustin Colquitt to a one-year deal. In a corresponding move, the team released Jordan Berry.

Colquitt joins the Steelers after spending the previous 15 years with Kansas City Chiefs and winning the Super Bowl with the franchise last season. The 38-year-old veteran was released by the Chiefs back in April and was looking for a job ever since.

By coming to Pittsburgh, Colquitt continues a family legacy. His father, Craig Colquitt, played for the Steelers as a punter from 1978 to 1984, winning two Vince Lombardy trophies in the process.

Dustin Colquitt came to the NFL as a third-round pick in 2005 and has played all but two regular-season games since. Colquitt performed 1,124 punts over the course of 15 years in Kansas City and has gained 50,393 punt yards in the process. He averaged 44.8 yards per punt while having 98 touchbacks and 462 punts inside the 20 yards.

Colquitt is a two-time Pro Bowler, having received the honors in 2012 and 2016.