Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-05-12 04:45:08 –
Honolulu (KHON2) —Many people knew his persona on the field, but those who shared his playing time with Colt Brennan could see another side of him.
One of the calm self-confidence with quiet leadership and humble moments.
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“I grew up here because Colt’s name was much bigger than my name!” Said former warrior safety Leonard Peters. “That’s the way you knew, when I learned that Colt was a Hawaiian legend.”
Brennan played cool with a smooth sidearm sling throw and an Oakley visor, but he was nervous.
“Randomly throwing all the games in the huddle, it was pretty good,” laughed former warrior wide receiver Jason Rivers.
Brennan quickly settled in the locker room, took a Samoan class, and implemented the language in an aggressive lineman rhythm.
“They were always doing it in Samoa,” Rivers said.
He stuck to the island, so he dyed them in his hair during his senior season.
“You would think his skin color would make his hair blonde and keep the islands next to him, but people loved him even more,” Peters laughed.
The dye was not superficial.
“He adopted our way of quickly adapting to our lifestyle. We’re talking about family, friends, love, and giving, not the typical Hawaiian laid-back story,” Rivers said. I did.
He was giving to the fans. Brennan, a rock star on and off campus, has always found time for others.
“Outside the field, he was really friendly and many could come to him,” said a former warrior running with Nate Iraoa in the background. “He signed all the signs and took a picture with the person who asked.”
It happened even when he did the usual things, such as going to pick up groceries.
“Colt talked to them and waved to ask them who would get to know them. By that time, in 30 minutes, you just went to the grocery store to buy milk,” Peters said. I added.
All of that made it easy for him to abandon the NFL draft and return to his senior season. June Jones head coach said in a statement:
“A sad day for Hawaii as a whole … Colt has been the face of Hawaii and UH football for nearly three years ….. he brought a lot to Hawaii as a whole … he said he would stay in school for his fourth grade. The decision made a lot of sense to him Teammates and Warrior Football fans … it connected his teammates and the entire state and led us to the 12-0 season and the look of the Sugar Bowl … “RIP Colt”
Many fans and his teammates have asked the college to retire his number 15.
“Retire the man’s jersey he gave, just as we all put all our efforts into the school to build the brand,” Rivers said.
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