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HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 09: Dustin Colquitt #2 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates their 30-0 win over the Houston Texans during the AFC Wild Card Playoff game at NRG Stadium on January 9, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Dustin Colquitt speaks out against abortion

Former Kansas City Chiefs punter and Super Bowl champion Dustin Colquitt recently spoke out against abortion in a Live Action video.

In the video, the longest-tenured Chiefs player in history urges his state — and our nation — to end abortion and defend our most vulnerable American children.

“I’m raising my voice on behalf of the voiceless, and I invite you to do the same,” Colquitt said. “It’s insane abortion is legal.”

Remarkable! Former Kansas City Chiefs player Dustin Colquitt urges his state—and our nation—to end abortion and defend our most vulnerable American children."I'm raising my voice on behalf of the voiceless, and I invite you to do the same."

Posted by Live Action on Friday, July 17, 2020

This is not the first time Colquitt got a chance to share about his faith.

“I think God put me in this position as a punter and in sports — professional football — because I think He wants something out of me to be able to share with other people,” Colquitt said in a 2015 video for Fellowship of Christian Athletes, along with then-teammates Ryan Succop and Thomas Gafford. “As a Christian, I think God has given me that platform to say, ‘Hey, I’ve allowed you to do a lot of things, and I need you to speak My Name.’ He always finds a way to put people, His people, in situations where He can spread His Word and spread His Kingdom.”

READ: Kansas City Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt sees God at work ‘in all aspects’ of his life

 

Colquitt is married with five children. He comes from a family with a distinguished lineage of punters, including his father Craig, who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1978 to 1984. His younger brother Britton, who currently plays for the Minnesota Vikings, also played for Tennessee, as did his uncle Jimmy. After winning Super Bowl LIV, Colquitt became the third member of his family to win a Super Bowl (Craig won XIII and XIV, Britton won 50 with the Broncos).

Colquitt is a co-founder of TeamSmile, an organization that offers free dental care to underserved children. Colquitt was picked to be the Chiefs nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award in 2009 and 2018.

Colquitt set a franchise record in his 15th year with the Chiefs for most games played with 238.

In 2007, he set a Chiefs record for longest punt – 81 yards.

 

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