Social Media reaction to the passing of Hawaii Football Great Colt Brennan

Social Media reaction to the passing of Hawaii Football Great Colt Brennan

Former University of Hawai’i football quarterback Colt Brennan passed away early Tuesday morning in California at the age of 37. Brennan played for Hawai’i from 2005-07 and was the focal point of one of the greatest eras in Rainbow Warrior football. (University of Hawaii Athletics)

Statement from University of Hawai’i Athletics
“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 down 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 anΒ 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.”

Statement from the Brennan Family
“We know how much the islands meant to him. The Hawaiian people, they were his ‘ohana. He passed away peacefully with his sisters, mom, and dad by his side listening to Bob Marley and with a lei on his chest. He loved Hawai’i and we are forever grateful for all they did for him.”

 

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