KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WDAF) — After 15 years in Kansas City, Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt is saying goodbye to Chiefs Kingdom.
The Knoxville-native 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 and 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.
His words suggest he was released — not retiring. WDAF was still awaiting an official word from the Chiefs.
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.
After graduating from Bearden High School, Colquitt punted at the University of Tennessee from 2001-2004 and was named a consensus first-team All-American in 2003.