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Brett Salisbury

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Brett Salisbury
Wayne State Wildcats – No. 12
Career history
High schoolEscondido (CA)
Personal information
Born: (1968-10-11) October 11, 1968 (age 51)
Dayton, Ohio
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight245 lb (111 kg)

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

Early life

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

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

In 2008, Salisbury wrote a book titled, "The Transform Diet", which was published by the self-publishing company, iUniverse.[13]

Salisbury is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[14]


  1. ^ Null, Matt (July 22, 2007). "Big memories: The road to the Little League World Series can be long and arduous". North County Times. Retrieved September 29, 2010.[permanent dead link]
  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. Archived from the original on May 18, 2011. 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. Archived from the original on September 27, 2011. 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. ^ "Profile for "The Transform Diet"". Retrieved December 9, 2014.
  14. ^ Deseret News article