Former Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan dead at 37


In this Nov. 23, 2007 file photo, then Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan (15) celebrates after an NCAA college football game in Honolulu. Brennan, a 2007 Heisman finalist, has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. Police said the 28-year-old was arrested Wednesday, July 25, 2012, in Kailua. Police said he was also arrested for promotion of a dangerous drug. Brennan was cut by the Canadian Football League’s Saskatchewan Roughriders last month. (AP Photo/Ronen Zilberman, file)

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Hawaii football legend Colt Brennan has died at the age of 37.

The University of Hawaii football team’s social media account acknowledged his death on Tuesday morning. A cause of death has not been announced.

Brennan was the first player in Hawaii football history to become a Heisman Trophy finalist, finishing third in the voting in 2007.

Brennan shattered numerous passing records during his time under center in the mid 2000’s. In 2006 he set the national single-season touchdown record with 58, later to be surpassed by Joe Burrow in 2019.

According to Sports Reference, he still holds the record for most 400-yard passing games in a career with 20. Brennan never appeared in an NFL game despite being drafted by Washington in 2008.

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