Legendary University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa football quarterback Colt Brennan’s jersey No. 15 was officially retired during the halftime of the New Mexico State University game. UH’s Colt Brennan Tribute game was on October 23, at the Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex.
Brennan joins Tommy Kaulukukui (No. 32) as the only retired numbers in program history. He wore No. 15 during a storied three-year career (2005–07) in which he set numerous NCAA, conference and school records, and famously led the Rainbow Warriors to an undefeated regular season and Sugar Bowl appearance in 2007.
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Brennan suddenly passed away in May at the age of 37. Last month, the California native was inducted into the UH‘s Circle of Honor.
His many accomplishments include breaking or tying 31 NCAA records including career touchdown passes (131), single-season touchdown passes (58 in 2006) and most touchdowns responsible for in a career (146).
In 2007, he finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting; was a finalist for the Johnny Unitas Award; and was named third-team Associated Press All-American. In 2006, he captured the Sammy Baugh Award; was a finalist for the Davey O’Brien Award and Cingular National Player of the Year; and was sixth in the Heisman race.
During his illustrious career, he threw for 300 or more yards in 30 career games; 400 or more yards in 20 career games; and 500 or more yards in four games. He was a two-time Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Offensive Player of the Year (2006 and ’07) and two-time, first team all-WAC.