Colt Brennan was an American footballer whose playing position was the quarterback. He played college football for the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors, where he was a two-time, third-team All-American before being selected by the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL) in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He appeared in his first NFL exhibition game in the 2008 Hall of Fame Game against the Indianapolis Colts on August 3. On August 7, 2010, Brennan signed with the Oakland Raiders. On June 3, 2011, Brennan signed with the Hartford Colonials in the United Football League for the 2011 season. On February 28, 2012, Brennan signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. On October 29, 2013, Brennan was assigned to the Los Angeles Kiss of the Arena Football League. Later, he was cut by the Kiss on March 8, 2014, after being diagnosed with a brain injury resulting from a 2010 car crash.
NFL Quarterback Colt Brennan Dies At 37
On 10th May 2021, Colt Brennan was found unconscious in a hotel room after ingesting fentanyl. He was hospitalized in Newport Beach, California, and died the following day, at age 37. He had attempted to enter a detox center hours before ingesting fentanyl but was turned away because there were no open beds available. The quarterback allegedly struggled with a drink and drug addiction for several years.
Why was Colt Brennan Famous For?
- Being an American Quarterback Footballer.
- Being drafted by the Washington Redskins in the sixth round (186th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. He was the 10th quarterback selected in the draft.
Who are the Parents of Colt Brennan?
Colt Brennan was born on 16th August 1983. His place of birth was Laguna Beach, California, USA. His birth name is Colton James Brennan. He held American nationality and his ethnic background was American-White. His race was White. Leo was his Zodiac sign and his religion was Christian. About his parents, he was born to his father, Terry Brennan, and his mother, Betsy Brennan. His cousin Brent Brennan is a college football coach who has been the head coach at San Jose State since 2017. Additionally, he had two siblings with whom he grew up. He lastly celebrated his 37th birthday.
About his education, Colt Brennan attended Mater Dei High School in California, the USA. He helped Mater Dei advance to the league championship in basketball as a senior. After graduating from Mater Dei, he attended Worcester Academy in Massachusetts for a postgraduate year, where his primary receiver was David Ball, who later would break Jerry Rice’s college record for touchdown receptions in Division I-AA. After then, he attended the University of Colorado, Saddleback College, and the University of Hawaii. On 16th December 2007, he received his Bachelor of Arts in communications and a 27-second standing ovation. He was a communication major.
Colt Brennan Career Timeline
- Colt Brennan spent the 2003 season as a redshirt at the University of Colorado.
- He then transferred to Saddleback College in California in the year 2004 where he helped to lead the school to a conference championship. There, he was named honorable mention JUCO All-America, state offensive player of the year by the JuCal Transfer, and first-team all-conference for his performance in that season.
- He joined Hawaii in 2005 and started the season in the quarterback position. He led the country in total offense yards (4,455) and touchdowns thrown (35). His 4,301 yards passing is the eighth-most in Western Athletic Conference (WAC) history.
- He recorded career-high numbers in passing yards (515), touchdowns (7), and pass completions (38). He also had nine 300+ yard performances on the season, including four 400+ yard games and a 515-yard performance against New Mexico State.
- As a quarterback, he entered the 2006 season and was named to multiple award watch lists and was also voted the WAC’s preseason Offensive Player of the Year.
- During the regular season, Brennan passed for 53 touchdowns, falling 1 touchdown pass short of the NCAA Division I-A single-season record.
- At the Hawaii Bowl, he threw for five touchdowns to break the record on 24th December 2006. The team finished the season with an 11-3 record, finishing second in the WAC behind Boise State.
- He finished 6th in the voting for the 2006 Heisman Trophy.
- He passed for 5,549 yards and 58 touchdowns, both of which are school records, and had the highest passer efficiency rating in the nation during the season.
- Rivals.com named him one of the top-10 quarterbacks going into the 2007 season.
- He broke the major college career record for touchdown passes, throwing five touchdown passes against then-No. 17 Boise State on 23rd November 2007.
- The Hawaii team then beat Washington 35-28 in the final game of the regular season to finish with a 12-0 record, finishing the 2007 season ranked No. 10 on the AP Top 25, earning a bid to 2007 BCS Sugar Bowl against the No. 5 ranked Georgia Bulldogs.
- He finished the season with 38 touchdowns and 17 interceptions.
- He was selected for the second year in a row as a Heisman Trophy finalist, this time finishing in third place.
- He was invited to participate in the 2008 Senior Bowl at the end of the season. But he suffered a torn labrum in his right hip during the first day of practice. Despite this, he still managed to play in the game.
- Colt Brennan was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the sixth round (186th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft being the 10th quarterback selected in the draft.
- He then signed a four-year $1.8 million contract on 14th July.
- He appeared in his first NFL exhibition game in the 2008 Hall of Fame Game against the Indianapolis Colts on August 3.
- He led all 2008 NFL rookies in touchdown passes, passing yards, and quarterback rating through the preseason.
- He finished the 2008 preseason with a strong performance, going 36-for-53, for 411 yards and three touchdowns, and with no interceptions.
- He was placed on injured reserve on September 4, 2009, thus ending his 2009 season, due to a torn hamstring and a hip injury that required surgery.
- On 2nd August 2010, the Redskins traded for Baltimore Ravens quarterback John Beck, thus making Brennan expendable. Thus, he was released then.
- He later signed with the Oakland Raiders on 7th August 2010 but he never played.
- After then, he signed with the Hartford Colonials in the United Football League for the 2011 season on 3rd June 2011.
- However, he was not selected by any of the four remaining UFL teams in a dispersal draft held on 15th August 2011.
- He signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League on 28th February 2012. He was then released on 11th June 2012.
- On 29th October 2013, he was assigned to the Los Angeles Kiss of the Arena Football League.
- However, he was cut by Kiss on 8th March 2014 after being diagnosed with a brain injury resulting from a 2010 car crash.
- His experience with the Kiss became the focus of the first episode of “4th and Loud”, a reality television series about the team.
Colt Brennan Legal Issues
- Colt Brennan was arrested on July 25, 2012, in Kailua, Honolulu County, Hawaii, on suspicion of driving under the influence and third-degree promotion of a dangerous drug. His blood-alcohol level was 0.17 percent, more than twice the legal limit for driving a vehicle.
- In August 2012, Brennan was charged with drunken driving, but he was not charged for cocaine residue found in a plastic packet in the car.
- On 10th December 2019, he was arrested once again for operating a vehicle under the influence in Kaneohe.
- On August 1, 2020, he was arrested for trespassing and refusing to leave a hotel in Kailua-Kona while “heavily intoxicated”.
Awards and honors
- 2x First-team All-WAC (2006-2007)
- 2x WAC Offensive P.O.Y. (2006-2007)
- 2x Third-team AP All-American (2006-2007)
- 2x O’Brien Award finalist (2006)
- Sammy Baugh Trophy (2006)
- Unitas Golden Arm Award finalist (2007)
- Heisman Trophy finalist (2007)
- Second all-time in most career touchdowns responsible for (146). Achieved November 23, 2007.
- NCAA record for most 400 yard games (20).
- Tied NCAA record for most career touchdown passes by a quarterback-receiver combination (39 to Davone Bess). Achieved November 23, 2007.
- Former record for passing efficiency (season), 186.0 (2006).
- NCAA record for most points responsible (for season) with 384. (2006)
- Second all-time for highest pass completion percentage (career) with 70.4%. This record was eclipsed by Dan Persa during the 2011 season.
- Fourth all-time in career touchdown passes with 131, a former record.
- Sixth all-time in total passing yards with 14,193.
Who was Colt Brennan married to?
Colt Brennan’s marital status is unknown at present as he had never revealed anything about it to the media. He was a very private and secretive man. There is also no news and rumors about his wife, girlfriend, and other rumors about him. Thus, it can be assumed that he was single at the time of his death. Back then, he was in a relationship with a girl named Shakti Stream. His sexual orientation was straight.
How much was Colt Brennan Net Worth?
Colt Brennan was a retired NFL player whose net worth was estimated to have $1.8 Million as of 2021. After his retirement, there is no details about his new job and profession. According to Spotrac, he signed a four-year $1.8 million contract with the Washington Redskins on July 14, 2008. This contract made him earn an average salary of $450, 450. He did not have any endorsement deals. However, he was largely sponsored by the football teams he played for. His source of wealth was from his NFL career prior to his death.
How tall was Colt Brennan?
Colt Brennan was a very cool man. He had a tall height of 6 ft 3 in and his weight consisted of 215 lbs or 98 KG. His body type was muscular. He had blonde hair colored and her eye color was blue. His other body measurements is unavailable at a moment. On 29th November 2010, he was hospitalized and listed in serious condition after he was a passenger in a car crash on the Big Island of Hawai’i. The accident left him with a traumatic brain injury, broken ribs, and collar bone, which according to his family affected him emotionally in the following years. He was released from Queen’s Medical Center on November 27, 2010, and headed to his parent’s home in Southern California to continue his recovery. He described his injuries in 2014: All I know is I woke up, six, seven days later, […] and I was-and I still am-a a different person. I suffered a minor TBI-traumatic brain injury. I just have a small scar, you know, on my brain, but it’s in an area that makes you impulsive and emotional. I’ve had to learn how to control that.