Colt Brennan, a former star at the University of Hawaii and quarterback for the Washington Redskins, sustained severe personal injuries, including broken ribs, a broken left collarbone, and head injuries, in a head-on collision on Hawaii’s Big Island on November 19.
According to Big Island police, Brennan was a passenger in a sport utility vehicle driven by his girlfriend, Shakti Stream. They said she crossed the center line on Queen Kaahumanu Highway near Makalawena in North Kona and struck a sedan driven by a woman from Waikoloa.
Police said the accident’s cause had not immediately been determined.
The 27-year-old former star’s agent, Ryan Tollner, said that he had been transported to Honolulu for further medical treatment after initially being taken to Kona Community Hospital. Tollner said he was in serious condition.
Stream, also 27-years-old, also received transport to Kona Community Hospital. Another woman involved in the accident was taken to North Hawaii Community Hospital.
During his time at Hawaii, Brennan became the NCAA career leader in touchdown passes, throwing 131 between 2005 and 2007. He finished third in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 2007.
The Redskins drafted Brennan in the sixth round in 2008. He spent 2009 on injured reserve after undergoing hip surgery, then had knee surgery in March, which was a further setback. After being released by Washington over the summer, he later signed with Oakland, who released him before the season began.