Do you know who holds the Kansas City Chiefs franchise record for games played at 238? It’s punter Dustin Colquitt. He was taken by the Chiefs in the 2005 NFL Draft with the 99th overall pick, which is still very high for a special teams player to be selected.
In addition to the games played record, Colquitt also holds the Chiefs franchise record for longest punt (81 yards in 2007 against the Chargers) and 2nd most punts downed inside of the 20 in NFL history at 483. He also made two pro bowls while in Kansas City and his final game as a Chief was Super Bowl LIV. Since his initial departure from the Chiefs in the 2020 offseason, he has seen game action with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Jacksonville Jaguars in 2020 and the Atlanta Falcons and Cleveland Browns in 2021. He was also a member of the Kansas City Chiefs’ practice squad during the 2021-21 playoffs.
Though this one may be a bit of a stretch since Colquitt’s last NFL game was more recent than any other player mentioned in this article. At the same time, he is 40 years old, played in over 260 NFL games, is a Super Bowl champion, and has enjoyed a mostly injury-free NFL career. No one would blame him if decided to hang up the cleats and spend more time with his wife and five children.
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