Dustin Colquitt named Week 7 NFLPA Community MVP

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 22: Dustin Colquitt #2 of the Kansas City Chiefs listens to former Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles during pregame warmups prior to the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Arrowhead Stadium on September 22, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 22: Dustin Colquitt #2 of the Kansas City Chiefs listens to former Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles during pregame warmups prior to the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Arrowhead Stadium on September 22, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images) /
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The Kansas City Chiefs have to be proud of punter Dustin Colquitt for his recent honor of being named Week 7 NFLPA Community MVP by the NFL.

On Tuesday, an incredible 324 children received free dental services—from cleanings to more intensive work that is otherwise unaffordable—thanks to the work of volunteers from Team Smile and the help of Dustin Colquitt to bring awareness and support to such a tremendous problem. This is why the National Football League Players Association named Colquitt as their Community MVP for Week 7.

Colquitt has worked with Team Smile for several years and this was his 13th annual event to help underprivileged children have important dental work done for them. Estimates put the total amount of free dental work at over $200,000—an incredible sum that shows just how expensive such procedures can be for those without the proper resources.

Derrick Nnadi, Chris Jones, and Anthony Hitchens also took part in Team Smile’s event that day by hanging out with the children as other volunteers manned special games and played live music.

Colquitt has been a fixture in the Chiefs community for several years, ever since he was drafted back in 2005. He’s the longest tenured Chiefs player by far and he’s been excellent in the work he’s put in this season. Colquitt has been involved in community improvement efforts during his entire NFL career, and even last season, he was the Chiefs’ nominee for the Walter Payton Man of the Year award, an honor given by the NFL to a player who exemplifies being a community hero and support.

Colquitt is the second Chiefs player to receive the honor so far this season. Nnadi, a second-year defensive tackle, was also given the award in Week 0—before the season began—for providing back-to-school backpack drives in both Kansas City and SE Virginia. Nnadi also helped a victim of a mass shooting there in Virginia with a spending spree for the family.

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