Tough news on the island today as legendary Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan has died at the age of 37.
All reports are that Colt was in his fifth month at a drug rehabilitation program and turning things around before being found unconscious in his hotel room a couple of days ago. He passed on Monday.
Nothing more than speculation, but I remember Colt suffering some pretty significant injuries in a car accident and wonder if the crash didn’t lead to an opiate addiction. He had some trouble with alcohol in years past with a couple of arrests sprinkled in here and there.
Who knows? But, I’ll remember him at Hawaii for slingin’ that mutha fuckin’ thang at 2:30am in the morning east coast time. Those Hawaii teams were so much fun to watch.
Dude threw for 5,500 yards in a season, led the country in touchdowns and yardage twice, was a Heisman finalist and taught the world not to bet against Hawaii on the island.
As you know, I love reading sports reference pages like Barry Bonds, Wilt Chamberlain and other greats. Colt Brennan has an awesome one too.
30-of-41, 409 yards, 5 TD in a win over Eastern Illinois
36-of-47, 419 yards , 4 TD in a win over Nevada
32-of-39, 409 yards, 5 TD in a win over Fresno State
22-of-31, 330 yards, 5 TD in a win over New Mexico State
31-of-38, 333 yards, 5 TD in a win over Idaho
18-of-29, 413 yards, 6 TD in a win over Utah State
27-of-40, 406 yards, 4 TD in a win over Louisiana Tech
28-of-39, 402 yards, 5 TD in a win over San Jose State
I’m not cherry picking here. This was an eight-game span during his 2006 season. Ridiculous.
RIP in peace Colt Brennan.