Former Hawaii, WFT QB Colt Brennan died of accidental drug overdose: report

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Former Heisman Trophy candidate and NFL quarterback Colt Brennan death's in May has been ruled an accidental overdose after a lethal combination of drugs were found in his system, according to TMZ Sports.

A toxicology report found the 37-year-old Brennan had ingested fentanyl, methamphetamine and alcohol prior to his death, the outlet reported on Friday.

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The former Hawaii standout had a short-lived NFL career with the Washington Football Team and Raiders, never appearing in a regular-season game before playing in the Canadian Football League.

Brennan, a native of southern California, starred with the Rainbow Warriors in the mid-aughts, tossing 131 career touchdowns to just 42 picks while completing 70% of his passes.

He became something of a cult figure among WFT fans when he played well during the 2008 preseason, after the team drafted him in the sixth round that year. He never saw the field that season, however, and was soon out of the league after suffering an injury during the subsequent preseason.

Brennan had been receiving treatment at an addiction facility in California at the time of his death, TMZ reported. He was found unconscious in a hotel room and later passed away at a hospital.

The fallen signal-caller was a two-time Heisman finalist, two-time Third-Team All-American, two-time First-Team All-WAC, and two-time WAC Offensive Player of the Year. He was recruited to Hawaii by former head coach June Jones, who's had a long career in both the college and pro ranks.

In his senior year, Brennan led Hawaii to an undefeated record and an appearance in the Sugar Bowl, where the Warriors were handily defeated by powerhouse Georgia.

Following his death in May, Jones said Brennan's passing was a "sad day for all of Hawaii."

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