The college and NFL world is mourning the death of former Hawaii star quarterback and 2007 Heisman Trophy finalist Colt Brennan, who died Monday at age 37.
His father, Terry Brennan, told the Honolulu Star Advertiser that his son was found unconscious at a rehabilitation center over the weekend and he died Monday at a Newport Beach, California, hospital. His family was surrounding Brennan when he died, his father said. Brennan had been at the rehab center for the past five months.
From current Warrior head coach Todd Graham. pic.twitter.com/hWBJsh8U6m— Hawaii Football (@HawaiiFootball) May 11, 2021
Brennan was a NCAA record-breaking quarterback and put the Hawaii program at the top of the college football spectrum from 2005-2007. Washington drafted Brennan in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL draft. He was cut in 2010 and he signed with the Oakland Raiders soon after.
Brennan spent training camp and he played some in the the preseason with the Raiders that summer. He was cut before the season started and never played in the NFL again.
Aloha, Colt. pic.twitter.com/14B5thDqYW— Hawaii Athletics (@HawaiiAthletics) May 11, 2021
In 2010, Brennan and his then-girlfriend were involved in a car crash on Hawaii that left him hospitalized, according to Hawaii News Now. After being unconscious for several days, Brennan said he woke up in hospital with a badly broken collarbone and “like (crack) all the way down my left side ... I was, and I still am, a different person.” The accident reportedly led to a number of legal issues including arrests for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.
Our condolences go out to Brennan’s family and friends.