Colt Brennan Biography – Colt Brennan Wiki
Colt Brennan (full name Colton James Brennan) was an American football quarterback. He played college football for the University of Hawaii and was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL Draft.
Brennan transferred to Hawaii after stints at Colorado and Saddleback College in California. A certain pro prospect, he bypassed the NFL draft in order to play his senior year for Hawaii coach June Jones. He led the Warriors to its finest season ever, going 12-0 in the regular season. He finished third in the Heisman Trophy balloting in 2007, when he completed 359 passes for more than 4,300 yards and 38 TDs.
In 2007, Brennan announced he would forgo entering the 2007 NFL Draft and return to UH for his senior season. The announcement drew rousing enthusiasm throughout the state. Former UH coach June Jones said in a telephone interview: “I think one of the things I’ll never forget is Colt had an opportunity to come out (for the NFL draft) after his junior year. I said, ‘let me get the NFL to evaluate where you’re going to get drafted.’ They said, ‘you’re going to be a second-round pick.’ After getting that, he still decided to come back for that last year, which not many kids will do that. He had a lot of aloha for the state and his teammates. That was a pretty unreal gesture to do that for his teammates.”
UH’s undefeated season merited an invitation to the Sugar Bowl on New Year’s Day in New Orleans in 2008. Hawaii lost to Georgia 41-10. Brennan’s name prominently remains on Hawaii’s all-time records, including accounting for a school-record 131 touchdowns from 2005 to 2007.
Brennan was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the sixth round of the NFL draft in 2008, but he never played a regular season game in two seasons. He spent two seasons with the team before being signed by the Oakland Raiders. He was cut by the Raiders prior to the start of the 2010 season. Brennan bounced around several leagues before giving up his football career in 2014.
Substance Abuse and Legal Issues
He was arrested in November at his Big Island home after banging on a housemate’s door with a chair. When he entered the room, he fell on the roommate, causing both to fall to the floor. Brennan was arrested for disorderly conduct, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported.
It was the second time in fourth months he had been arrested. In August, he was taken into custody for trespassing at the Kona Seaside Hotel after allegedly causing a disturbance and refusing to leave. In both incidents, police described Brennan as being heavily intoxicated, the Big Island newspaper reported. The charge was later dismissed.
In December 2019, he was arrested on Oahu for driving under the influence without insurance and leaving the scene of an accident. Four years before that, he was charged with filing a false report that his vehicle was stolen, the newspaper reported. That case was also later dismissed. He also pleaded no contest to DUI in 2013 for a traffic stop on Oahu a year earlier.
Colt Brennan Car Accident
In November 2010, he suffered severe injuries as a passenger in a head-on collision on the Big Island. He suffered head, rib, and collarbone injuries.
Colt Brennan Age
Colt Brennanwas born on August 16, 1983, in Laguna Beach, California. He died on May 10, 2021, in Newport Beach, California. He was 37.
Colt Brennan Wife – Colt Brennan Girlfriend
Little is known about Colt Brennan’s wife/girlfriendd.
Colt Brennan Death
Colt Brennan died at age 37 on May 10, 2021, at Hoag Hospital in Newport, California, his father, Terry Brennan, told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Hawai’i’s athletic department released a statement following Brennan’s death: “It’s hard to put into words the impact that Colt Brennan had on Rainbow Warrior fans and the people of Hawai’i. He was a phenomenal player and provided us some of the greatest sports memories we’ll ever have. But he was more than that. For all that he accomplished on the football field and the adulation he received for it, he always remained among the people. He never turned down an autograph, he never turned dawn a picture with someone. He inspired everyone, from our Keiki to our kupuna. He had a Warrior mentality on the field but a true aloha spirit off of it.
“Today is an extremely tough day. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Brennan ‘ohana and we mourn together with all those across Hawai’i and Rainbow Warrior nation who were touched by Colt.”
Washington Football Team tweeted: “We are saddened to hear about the passing of former Washington QB Colt Brennan.”
Colt Brennan Cause of Death
Colt Brennan died at a California hospital after suffering what Costa Mesa police police described as a “drug overdose.” A spokeswoman said no investigation was underway.
Colt Brennan Suicide
Did Colt Brennan die by suicide? His father, Terry Brennan, told ESPN that his son ingested something laced with fentanyl and never regained consciousness.
Colt Brennan Drugs – Colt Brennan Overdose
Colt Brennan battled drug and alcohol abuse. He went to California a few months ago for rehab. He had been living at an addiction treatment center in Costa Mesa, California. He had tried to enter a detox program at an area hospital, but he was turned away because there were no beds available.
His father, Terry Brennan, said of the treatment program: “He was really into it. It involved a lot of physical activity and he liked it. He was working with soldiers who had come back from Afghanistan and Iraq with similar problems. He was doing quite well with it for four months. Then something happened and he went to the dark side, and it was just not good.”
Colt Brennan Height
He was 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m) tall.
Colt Brennan Net Worth
Colt Brennan’s net worth is estimated to be $300,000.