Brennan attended Mater Dei High School in California.
He helped Mater Dei advance to the league championship in basketball as a senior.
Throughout the game, Georgia was able to effectively apply pressure rushing only three defensive linemen, allowing Georgia to drop eight men into coverage.
Brennan was selected for the second year in a row as a Heisman Finalists, this time finishing in third place behind Tim Tebow and Darren Mc Fadden.
His 4,301 yards passing is the eighth-most in Western Athletic Conference (WAC) history.
During the regular season, Brennan passed for 53 touchdowns, falling 1 touchdown pass short of the NCAA Division I-A single-season record (set in 1990 by David Klingler of Houston).
He repaired his image well enough for the University of Hawaii head coach June Jones to offer him a walk-on opportunity.
Looking to put some distance between himself and his past problems and interested in Jones' quarterback knowledge, Brennan accepted the offer and turned down an offer from San Jose State.
He played college football for the University of Hawaii Warriors.
He holds the NCAA Division I record for most touchdown passes in a single season with 58.