The father sat in the basement family room scattered with memorabilia from his decorated NFL career, including the two Super Bowl rings he won while punting for the Steelers in the 1970s, looked at his two young sons and had a sentimental moment.
“These Super Bowl rings,’’ Craig Colquitt told 7-year-old Dustin and 4-year-old Britton, “are yours when I die.’’
The boys’ collective response did not exactly match their father’s emotional moment.
“Hey dad, can we watch cartoons now?’’
“I went upstairs to fix some sandwiches for lunch after that,’’ Craig recalled by phone this week, “and Britton came upstairs, tugged on my shirt and said, ‘Dad, when are you going to die?’ ’’
Twenty-four years later, Britton Colquitt, who followed his father, his uncle Jimmy and his older brother Dustin — who currently punts for the Chiefs — into the family business of NFL punting, has a chance on Sunday to get a Super Bowl ring of his own instead of waiting for his father’s death to