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US Football Player Spends $1,800 on Super Bowl Ticket for Newborn Baby

Denver Broncos punter Britton Colquitt punts during an NFL football game between the Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs.

If you thought the newborn child of an American football player playing in the Super Bowl could go to the big game for free, think again.

The punter for the Denver Broncos said he has to pay $1,800 for a ticket for his week-old daughter.

"There's no age limit to tickets. It's $1,800 for our week-old daughter we just had. It's kind of crazy," Colquitt told The Denver Post. "You won't remember, but I'm paying for it. It's not about the money, because with the tickets, you end up kind of forfeiting your Super Bowl check. It's about the medal, I guess, and the memories and putting your name in history forever."

Even though Colquitt knows his daughter won’t remember the game, he said it was still important for her to be there.

"If we win and my wife and two kids are there, but she's not, how do I explain that to her?" he asked CBS Sports. "In the pictures, if we win, I'd like her to be in it."

The punter says he’s spent $27,000 on tickets, the maximum allowed.

"My wife's breast-feeding and the baby needs her more than anything and my wife doesn't want to miss the game," Colquitt explained in an interview with CBS Sports. "Our family's going to be there."

The $1,800 price tag is actually a good deal, as the cheapest tickets available are going for over $3,000.

The Denver Broncos will face the Carolina Panthers in Sunday's Super Bowl matchup.