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Colt Brennan, former NFL quarterback and Heisman finalist, dead at 37

Colt Brennan set several NCAA records as the quarterback for the University of Hawaii football team.

WASHINGTON — Former NFL quarterback and 2007 Heisman Trophy finalist Colt Brennan has died, according to multiple reports. He was 37. 
His death was confirmed by his father, Terry Brennan, to the Honolulu Star Advertiser
He told the newspaper his son was participating in an inpatient treatment program at a rehab facility in California when he was found unconscious a few days ago. Terry Brennan told the outlet his son died Monday. 
Terry Brennan told the Star Advertiser that Colt “was doing so well, the spark was back in his eyes, and he was healthy and doing great, and it happened.” 
The specific cause of death was not immediately known. 
As NBC Sports reported, Brennan backed up future Heisman-Trophy winner Matt Leinart while in high school, before playing for multiple junior colleges, including one in Colorado. He was later recruited to Hawaii by June Jones. 
Brennan was eventually a Heisman Trophy finalist himself while at Hawaii, and held his ground as an all-time record holder for highest career completion percentage in FBS college football and set the single-season record for touchdown passes, NBC Sports noted. 
In 2007, he finished third in Heisman Trophy voting. Brennan threw over 4,300 yards and 38 TDs while playing for Hawaii. He was the first Heisman Trophy finalist in Hawaii football history, according to Hawaii News Now
Brennan was drafted by Washington in the 6th round of the 2008 NFL draft, but did not see regular action that year. His 2009 campaign was cut short by injury. 
In 2010, he was seriously injured in a car crash where he was hospitalized for eight days. In 2014, he was diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury, which Brennan said was caused by the crash. 
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Central Michigan quarterback John Keller ‘fighting for his life after being shot during house party’

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John Keller, the standout quarterback for college team Central Michigan University, is understood to be fighting for his life after being shot in the chest while attending a house party on Saturday night.

According to reports by local media, Keller, 20, is is a serious condition in hospital after being shot when a fight broke out close to the university’s Mount Pleasant campus.

Accounts indicate that a suspect went to a car to retrieve a weapon before opening fire, seriously injuring Keller.

Doctor Bob Davies, of the institution, told the media that a second person, Tyler Bunting, also received gunshot injuries and is in a stable condition in hospital.

“Local law enforcement, led by the Isabella County Sheriff, continues to investigate the incident and is searching for the suspect or suspects involved,” added Davies. 

The shooter is understood to still be at large, with no-one in custody related to the violent incident. 

Keller sat out the 2020 season due to NCAA requirements after he transferred to CMU from Cincinatti. It is thought that he has ambitions to declare for the NFL Draft.

Initial reports indicate that the incident began after a fight broke out after a several people arrived at the house party at which Keller was attending.

I and many other CMU staff have personally reached out to each of the students and their families to offer support,” added Davies.

“We are keeping them in our thoughts and prayers. Please join me in hoping for a speedy recovery for both individuals.”

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What is the next NFL quarterback domino to fall this offseason?

As the league gears up for the NFL Draft next month, there will likely be some big movements coming in the next few weeks.

The Dallas Cowboys have signed Dak Prescott to a long-term $ 160 million deal after almost two years of no movement between the two sides. Dallas was one spot Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was reportedly okay with being traded to. 

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson still wants to be on the move, but what is the next domino to fall in this historic quarterback offseason?
“The big one that I’m really interested in, is whether or not Drew Brees makes his announcement here within the next week about his retirement, or whether he’s going to remain with the New Orleans Saints,” said Ross Jackson, host of Locked On NFL and Locked On Saints. 
Jackson looked at the big question mark hanging over the Saints this offseason on the latest episode of Locked On Today.
“Until [Drew Brees] makes that announcement, that team can’t really do anything at the quarterback position without signaling his retirement on his behalf,” Jackson said as he discusses the position the New Orleans Saints are in right now.
Some other names we could see pop up in the coming weeks are: Marcus Mariota, Derek Carr, Alex Smith and Sam Darnold. There are going to be some movements coming in the next few weeks as the league gears up for the NFL Draft on April 23rd.
One thing that could get the ball moving for these quarterbacks is announcing the salary cap. It seems as though Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones knows something about the new, reportedly astronomical, TV deal for the NFL, as he was very comfortable handing Dak Prescott a record-breaking deal.
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