Brennan and the NFL in a uniform cause

July 15th, 2009

The Ko’olaulea Red Raiders Pop Warner football players will all have brand new uniforms this season, thanks to a hanai son of the North Shore.

Colt Brennan made a donation to sponsor the Red Raiders, and through an NFL program, the Washington Redskins’ quarterback’s donation is matched by the league.

“One of my teammates, Fred Smoot, was talking one day about how he had a team in Mississippi,” said Brennan, the former Hawaii star who is relaxing in the islands this week. “So that gave me the idea to do it here.”

Brennan has become good friends with former UH receiver Gerald Welch, who lives on the North Shore.

“Gerald got us in touch with the people we needed to in the Red Raiders’ Pop Warner and we got the ball rolling. Now it’s all official. All four teams will have new uniforms.

“When you think of this tiny little community, and what they do with what little they have to produce so many NFL players, that says something special,” Brennan said.

Brennan will be leave July 23 and report to camp July 29. 

Davone Bess (Dolphins) leaves for the mainland today. Ryan Mouton (Titans) left yesterday. All three made charity and fund-raising appearances while in the islands.

–By Dave Reardon

23 Responses to “Brennan and the NFL in a uniform cause”

  1. Warrior Dave:

    The legend and love for Colt Brennan continues to grow every year. I wish other former UH players would follow his lead and give back to the community as much as he has.

    The UH wins over BYU were wonderful. But what Colt and Co. did in 2007 united the entire State of Hawaii for almost 5 months.

    Mahalo Colt and may you have much success this year and beyond!

  2. Dave:

    I completely agree w/ Warrior Dave above, another 12-0 season will probably never happen for a long, long time. Despite playing in a less recognized D1 conference, WAC, Colt Brennan and June Jones led the team to national recognition. And Brennan stayed in school and spoke up of improvements for the athletics department.

    2007 was a great football season for the Warriors.

  3. 808GATORMIKE:

    Colt Brennan is an example of true ALOHA. We watched him grow from a newcomer to a Real Warrior as he absorbed all that is good about Hawaii during his accomplished stay. You can see the delight in his face as he gives back to the community. And not to take away from Fred Smoot, but he makes in 1 game what Colt makes in a year!(probably more)- GL in all your endeavors Colt!

  4. tomk:

    colt talks the talk and walks the walk…….imua colt

  5. Localboy808:

    We know Colt Brennan doesn’t have the big multi-year contract that other former Warriors may have, yet he still acknowledges the need and makes the effort to help others whenever he can. He’s a class act. Much Mahalo’s Colt for the great and exciting memories, and for your compassion and integrity. Best wishes w/ the ‘Skins.

  6. Wayne O.:

    The biggest moment in UH football history to me is when Colt Brennan made the decision
    to return to UH for his senior season. The entire state was eagerly waiting for his announcement to return to go pro and it was shown live on all the TV stations. And the rest is history. An undefeated season and the Sugar Bowl. Without a doubt, Colt Brennan and the team unified the entire State and will forever be remembered as the best team his UH football history. Colt is a cult hero, a pied piper and people in Hawaii will follow him all over the place just to be or even see him. I’m waiting for Colt to be the starting QB this year w/ the Redskins. He deserves a shot.

  7. protector:

    I am a big Colt Brennan fan & echo the sentiments of those commenting berfore me-especially Wayne O’s hope that Colt is the starter this year. If not, I want the Redskins to trade him to where he has a legitimate shot as a starter. It’s bad enough that he gets peanuts while a feckless over-rated pretender like Mark sanchez gets the Big Bucks!

  8. Henry Borja:

    I still vividly remember the ’07 game at San Jose State in the pouring rain and a great come back victory. I told him when he was coming out from the locker rooms to the field to show San Jose how to throw the ball and he looked at me and nodded. He did gave a passing clinic at that game in the pouring rain. That’s how legends are made. Mahalo Colt for all the memories.

  9. Impaired:

    Best thing Brennen and his brain challenged NFL cohorts could have done for their state and country would have been to simply buy North Shore, tow it out to sea and let the Navy use it as a missile impact area. Hahahahahahahaha . . .

  10. Hawaii Locals:

    The Prince of Hawaii again takes care of his people, children and all of Hawaii will forever know the Legend of the Great Colt Brennan. God bless you and family Colt. You are a great role model for all of Hawaii and America. Thank you for making us all smile and know that life is good. God bless and aloha braddah Colt, aloha.

  11. helflyer:

    Let’s not forget the coach. Although he made an unpopular decision for some, he orchestrated a plan that worked and brought a football program to a standard never reached in the past. Mahalo to all of you for your valiant effort, especially you Colt!

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