Former University of Hawai‘i QB, Colt Brennan Dies at 37

Former University of Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan has died, according to multiple media reports. Brennan was 37-year-old.  

The news spread quickly this morning with the official Twitter account of the University of Hawai’i Rainbow Warrior Football program sharing condolences. “The Hawai’i football program is deeply saddened by the news of Colt Brennan passing,” current Warrior head coach Todd Graham said in a Tweet. “A great Warrior legend, rest in aloha. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that the former collegiate football standout was a patient in a rehabilitation inpatient treatment facility when he was found unconscious a few days ago.  He died at a hospital in California, according to the paper.  

According to the University of Hawai’i, Brennan finished third in the Heisman Trophy race in 2007 and was a two-time third-team A.P. All-American quarterback in 2006-07. UH reports that Brennan set or tied 31 NCAA records during his three-year career. He won the Sammy Baugh Trophy in 2006 an was a two-time WAC Offensive Player of the Year. He also played in the 2008 Sugar Bowl.

Brennan was also selected by Washington in the 2008 draft. A Washington Football Team Tweet paid tribute to the former football player with a photo and condolences on his passing.

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