Brett Salisbury

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Brett Salisbury
Born Brett Jon Salisbury
(1968-10-11) October 11, 1968 (age 45)
Dayton, Ohio

Brett Jon Salisbury (born October 11, 1968 in Dayton, Ohio) is a former college football quarterback at University of Oregon, BYU, and Wayne State College.

Early life[edit]

Salisbury, the younger brother of former NFL quarterback Sean Salisbury, grew up in Escondido, California. He was a pitcher for the Escondido Little League that finished fifth in the 1981 Little League World Series.[1] He attended Orange Glen High School, where he was quarterback for the school's football team.[2] A highly-sought after recruit, Salisbury graduated in 1986 and accepted a football scholarship to Brigham Young University.[3]

Football career[edit]

At BYU, Salisbury backed up eventual Heisman Trophy winner Ty Detmer. He left BYU after two years and attended Palomar College, where he was named a JC Gridwire All-American and a California offensive player of the year.[4][5] Salisbury set a number of scoring and passing records that still stand at the school.[6] In 1991, he transferred to the University of Oregon, where he was considered a successor to Bill Musgrave.[3][7] After losing the starting job due to a hernia injury in training camp, Salisbury primarily backed up regular starter Danny O'Neil, but started three games for the Ducks after injuries to O'Neil.[7][8]

In 1992, Salisbury left Oregon to pursue a starting job at a Division II college.[9] After sitting out a year, he began playing for Wayne State College in 1993.[10] At Wayne State, Salisbury led the Wildcats to a 9–1 record while ranking second in Division II for passing efficiency with a rating of 166.3 and third in total offense with 373.2 yards per game.[11] He was nominated for the Harlon Hill Trophy, awarded to the most outstanding Division II football player.[12]

After college, Salisbury played in the EFAF European League with the Helsinki Giants and Prague Panthers.[11]

Post-football career[edit]

Following the end of his modeling and football career, Salisbury became a sports nutritionist and is the author of The Transform Diet.[13][14]

Salisbury is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[15]


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  2. ^ Cooper, Tony (September 18, 1985). "Player of the Week Salisbury Making a Name for Self at Orange Glen High". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 28, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "BYU loses QB, begins search for replacement". The Deseret News. March 16, 1990. Retrieved September 28, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Palomar College Football History: JC Gridwire All-Americans". Palomar College. Retrieved June 17, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Rancho Santiago Back Crayton Chooses USC". Los Angeles Times. February 7, 1991. Retrieved June 20, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Palomar College Football Records". Palomar College. Retrieved June 17, 2011. 
  7. ^ a b "Ducks lose QB candidate for six weeks". The Register-Guard. August 28, 1991. Retrieved September 29, 2010. 
  8. ^ Conrad, John (November 24, 1991). "Ducks hit rock bottom in loss to OSU". The Register-Guard. Retrieved September 29, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Salisbury to leave Oregon". Moscow-Pullman Daily News. April 2, 1992. Retrieved September 29, 2010. 
  10. ^ Shanahan, Tom (November 8, 1993). "Have arm, will travel". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved September 29, 2010. 
  11. ^ a b "1993 Football Team". Wayne State College Athletics. Retrieved September 29, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Harlon Hill Candidates by School". Retrieved September 29, 2010. 
  13. ^ "LITERARY LAS VEGAS". Spring Valley View. Las Vegas Review-Journal. December 1, 2009. Retrieved May 26, 2011. [dead link]
  14. ^ "The forgotten season: when injuries and bad luck derailed high hopes". FishDuck. May 7, 2012. Retrieved April 17, 2013. 
  15. ^ Deseret News article