Colt Brennan, the former University of Hawaii star quarterback, died at the age of 37 on Tuesday. Brennan’s father, Terry, confirmed to the Hawaii Star-Advertiser that he actually passed away in California on Monday. He was being treated at a rehabilitation facility when he was found unconscious a few days ago.
“He was doing so well, the spark was back in his eyes, and he was healthy and doing great, and it happened,” Terry Brennan told the Adviser. “These guys were no-nonsense guys. It just got away from him. I don’t know how else to explain it. Maybe one day I’ll be able to explain it better.”
According to Terry Brennan, Colt died “peacefully” with family members by his side.
“He went peacefully,” Terry Brennan said. “He listened to Bob Marley. His sisters had a lei around him when he was unconscious. They had the music of Bob Marley playing near his ear.”
Colt Brennan is most known for what he did at Hawaii, when in 2006, he completed 72.6% of his passes while throwing for 5,549 passing yards and 58 touchdowns. His passing yards total from that season is currently the seventh-most in FBS history.
His touchdown total remained a record until current Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow threw for 60 scores in 2019 for LSU.
He finished his college career 14,193 passing yards and 131 touchdowns.