15-year KC Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt says goodbye to team

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Dustin Colquitt #2 of the Kansas City Chiefs reacts against the San Francisco 49ersin Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020, in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WDAF) — After 15 years in Kansas City, Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt is saying goodbye to Chiefs Kingdom.

The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Tuesday that the club has released Colquitt. After 15 seasons and 238 regular season games played, Colquitt leaves the Chiefs holding the club’s all-time record for most games played in a Chiefs uniform.

“My family and I are immensely grateful for the contributions Dustin and his family have made to the Chiefs over the last 15 years,” Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said. “Dustin has cemented his place as one of the greatest punters in the history of the NFL. In addition to his exceptional play on the field, Dustin has been an invaluable member of the Kansas City community, and his dedication and generosity improved the lives of countless families throughout Chiefs Kingdom. Dustin consistently represented himself, the Chiefs and the Kansas City community with integrity and class, and he will always be a member of the Chiefs family.”

Colquitt shared the news on Instagram around midnight. 

“I have enjoyed my time in Chiefs Kingdom, all things come to an end, sometimes sooner than you hoped, prayed & pleaded for them to,” Colquitt wrote in his post. 

The 37 year old said he’ll miss walking into the building and smelling the coffee. He also said he’ll miss the people. 

“Holding this post for 15 years has been an honor that I never took for granted. Thank you KC,” Colquitt said. 

Colquitt co-founded Team Smile, which is an organization that offers free dental care to children in need.

He was also nominated for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award in 2009, 2018 and 2019.

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