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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 9:17 a.m., Tuesday, July 25, 2006

UH QB 'honored' to receive top preseason selection

By Stephen Tsai
Advertiser Staff Writer

University of Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan Tuesday was named the Western Athletic Conference's preseason Offensive Player of the Year.

Brennan, a 6-foot-2, 195-pound junior, led the nation in passing yards (4,301) and touchdown passes (35).

"It's a great honor because it came from the people who have seen us play," he said.

"At the same time, I can't get caught up in this. As fast as you can get an honor. It can turn around just as fast."

Brennan started 10 of 12 games last season and passed for more than 300 yards in nine games.

"I have to use it as motivation to prove they made the right choice," he said.

Brennan transferred from Saddleback Community College in California. Before that he attended Colorado.

"This turned out to be the right place," Brennan said. "Life is supposed to be about ups and downs. But since I've been in Hawai'i, I've experienced all the upsides."

Korey Hall, a Boise State linebacker, was picked as the Defensive Player of the Year.

Meanwhile, UH was picked to finish fourth in WAC football this season in an announcement during league meetings in Boise, Idaho.

The Warriors received one of the 50 first-place votes cast from media members in the WAC and across the nation.

Boise State was picked first, receiving 36 first-place votes and 432 points. Fresno State (9 and 380) was picked second, followed by Nevada (4, 349), Hawaii (1, 306), and Louisiana Tech (0, 256).

San Jose State, Utah State, Idaho and New Mexico State completed the poll.