Former University of Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan has died at the age of 37.
No official cause of death appeared. Hawaii News Now reports this Brennan was in a rehabilitation facility When he died in California.
Brennan, the NCAA quarterback record, was known for the Hawaii Warriors offense for being one of the most watched units in college football.
Starting in Hawaii in three years, Brennan threw 131 touchdowns for the school, including 58 touchdowns in 14 games that broke the 2006 season record. In 2007 another top-level season was named a Heisman Trophy finalist. He also won votes for Heisman in 2006, and was sixth.
Brennan finished fourth for his 131 touchdowns, and 146 overall touchdowns finished second in NCAA history.
The Californian was selected by Washington in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL Draft, but his NCAA fortunes did not continue until Sunday, two years after he was finally selected by the organization.
Brennan would be in the UFL, CFL and AFL before the games were completely ruled out.
Brennan struggled with drugs and alcohol all his life, eventually being arrested 2020 with a second-degree felony charge that he was intoxicated after refusing to leave a hotel. A 2010 car accident left Brennani with a brain injury.
Brennan’s fortunes and legacy of being one of the most prolific college passes are firmly entrenched, and the football world lamented his loss on Tuesday.
The RIP Colt Brennan man was trampled on that pitch and for a couple of seasons Hawaii Football was put on top. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
– Extend Fehoko (@ spreadfehoko4) May 11, 2021
Colt Brennan’s 2006 season was one of the most fun to watch in his last college football memory: passing 5,549 yards and 58 TDs in 14 games.
The Saturday night Hawaii games were a must see.
RIP and condolences to his family. https://t.co/q02COwu8Jh
– Field Yates (@FieldYates) May 11, 2021
You’d have a good life if you held on to the 22:30 shot to see Timmy Chang and Colt Brennan make the guys look stupid. 37 is too young. RIP. https://t.co/aWuxf0b0Gb
– Rob Slater (@ RobSlater10) May 11, 2021
RIP Colt Brennan, Hawaii football legend.
– Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) May 11, 2021
I’m wrong, RIP Colt Brennan 😢
– Ryan Mouton (@ RMout29) May 11, 2021