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Colquitts could have leg up in AFC West

8/11/2010

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Britton Colquitt is focusing on trying to make the Denver Broncos’ roster, and right now, his odds are fairly decent.

He is the lone punter in camp and if Colquitt continues to perform well, he will be on the team’s 53-man roster. If he struggles in the preseason, Denver will likely scour the waiver wire to replace him. If Colquitt does, indeed, make the Broncos’ roster, the AFC West’s punting crew will be half Colquitt.

Colquitt’s older brother is Kansas City standout punter Dustin Colquitt. Britton Colquitt admits it is a dream of his to play in the same division as his older brother. The Colquitt’s father, Craig Colquitt, punted for Pittsburgh from 1978-84.

“To be on the same field as him twice a year would be a real bonus,” Colquitt said.”My dad has always wanted to see us in the same field in the NFL.”

Britton Colquitt admits it will be strange to be facing his older brother if it gets to that point. The two went to the same high school and were at the University of Tennessee together.

“We’ve always been together, but this is the NFL and it’s a great opportunity,” Colquitt said. “I’m just going to work hard to make it happen.”