Former Heisman Trophy finalist, Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan, dies at 37
Former quarterback Colt Brennan has died at the age of 37, Honolulu Star AnnouncerStephen Tsai confirmed Tuesday.
A native of Laguna Beach, California, Brennan was a finalist for the 2007 Heisman Trophy that was won by Florida quarterback Tim Tebow.
TMZ Sports confirmed that Brennan was in California at the time of his death, but no cause of death was given.
Brennan helped lead the Rainbow Warriors to an undefeated 2007 regular season and the program’s first ever WAC title.
In his three seasons at Hawaii, Brennan set a score of NCAA records, including most 400-yard games (20), the two-season record for most touchdown passes (96) and most points responsible in a season with 385.
Brennan’s 131 passes rank fourth all-time and he is sixth all-time in passing yards with 14,193.
Brennan was drafted in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL Draft by Washington, but never appeared in a regular season game.
After his release from Washington, he later signed with the Oakland Raiders, the Hartford Colonials of the United Football League and the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Brennan did not see any game action with any of the three teams.
In 2010, Brennan was in a serious car accident that left him with a traumatic brain injury. He encountered a series of legal problems in the years that followed, including charges of driving under the influence, drug possession and filing a false police report, the latter of which Brennan’s attorney claimed was the result of lingering issues related to the accident.