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Former Hawaii quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate Colt Brennan has died, his family confirmed to Honolulu Star’s Stephen Tsai. He was just 37.
Former Hawaii QB Colt Brennan has died at the age of 37, his family confirmed to @StephenTsai pic.twitter.com/alTdeO7FRF— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 11, 2021
Brennan took over at Hawaii in 2005 having thrown for 14,193 yards, 131 TDs, and 42 INTs. He suffered a traumatic brain injury from a two-car accident back in 2010 that left him hospitalized for eight days.
At one point, Brennan held the all-time record for touchdown passes and led his ’06 Hawaii team to win the Hawaii Bowl. A perfect season ensued the following year, so he became a legend at the university.
The storied quarterback would go on to be drafted by the Washington Redskins in the sixth round (10th quarterback selected) of the 2008 NFL Draft. No cause of death has been revealed yet, so we’ll deliver those details when they’re made public.
Colt Brennan was a legend on the field. Off the field was a tragedy. RIP.— TodayInSports (@TodayInSports3) May 11, 2021
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Very sad but very predictable. I remembered him at UH, but a quick google search shows just how off the rails his life went over the past decade plus.
Sad story. I bet His death will be included in COVID deaths count.
Sad to see all these young people dying. Sam Elhingers brother. Colt Brennan etc
Is this a fentanyl matter? I listened to Adam Corolla the other day they were discussing how out of hand the pouring in of fentanyl from across the border… people taking these drugs not even knowing they are about to get hit with a (fatal?) sledgehammer
Update: It was about fentanyl
i remember he played for the skins for bit. his substance abuse problem really was demon he struggled with throughout his life. sad he couldn’t get it together.