College Football Fans Select Brennan As National POW

Colt Brennan
Colt Brennan

(KHNL) -  College football fans across the nation have made their voices heard and chosen University of Hawaii senior quarterback Colt Brennan as this season's first recipient of the AT&T All-America Player of the Week award, the only major college football award chosen exclusively by fans.

Brennan claimed the honor Thursday after throwing for 416 yards and six touchdowns in the Warriors' win over Northern Colorado last Saturday. Brennan received 45 percent of the votes to beat out Appalachian State quarterback Armanti Edwards (37 percent), UCLA quarterback Ben Olson (10 percent) and Rutgers wide receiver Tiquan Underwood (8 percent). Each of the players was nominated for this week's award by ESPN based on their outstanding performances last weekend.

"It's a tremendous honor to be recognized among that group of guys," Brennan said. "But I realize it's the beginning of the season and what really matters is the success of the team over individual accomplishments."

Brennan was also a finalist for last year's AT&T All-America Player of the Year award after being nominated during week 10 of the 2006 season. He was named WAC Player of the Year after leading the Warriors to a 10-3 record.