As a result of the AFC’s 20-13 win over the NFC in Sunday’s NFL Pro Bowl, Bearden High School will receive $10,000 due to class of 2000 graduate and Kansas City Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt being a part of the winning team.
Each player in the Pro Bowl selected a school to make a donation to prior to the game, with the winning team’s players’ selections receiving donations.
“We don’t have any type of plan [for the money] yet,” Bearden principal Dr. John Bartlett said. “When somebody donates money, whether it be the NFL or any other organization, sometimes that comes with stipulations, sometimes it doesn’t.
“So we’ll wait and see what the stipulations are before we make a decision. I’d like for it to go, if I had a choice, to something in athletics. Dustin was obviously a great football and soccer player here, so athletics are kind of right up his alley. ”
In the AFC’s win, Colquitt punted four times for an average of 48.3 yards per punt. He also completed one pass for seven yards.
His brother Britton Colquitt, also a BHS alum, was a part of the Denver Broncos’ Super Bowl winning team a year ago.