2020 Recipient

As quarterback and safety, Brett played from 2002-2005, and led his squad to an 11-3 finish and a state championship during his senior season. He was selected as the offensive MVP in the state championship after defeating ECS for the title.
 
He was named AM 560 Player of the Week, first-team all-state as a quarterback, selected to the All-Shelby-Metro team, listed as “Best of the Preps” by the Commercial Appeal, and was voted the Tennessee Division 2 AA Player of the Year in 2005.  He held the school record in passes attempted and completed in a season, as well as touchdown passes in a season with over 2,300 all-purpose yards.
 
Brett lettered in basketball one year and was a two-year letterman in track and field, competing in the 100-meter dash and on the 400-meter relay team, where he advanced to the district finals in both events his senior year. He was also a member of the National Honor Society with a 3.75 GPA.
 
After Briarcrest, Brett enjoyed a successful college career at the University of Memphis, where he played from 2005-2010 and lettered three years as a quarterback and on various special teams. He started two games at quarterback his junior year leading to important late season victories that led the team to an appearance in the 2008 St. Petersburg Bowl. He was awarded the Role Player Award and was named a team captain his senior year. Brett went on to be a member of three bowl teams and was inducted into the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame Class of 2010 Hampshire Honor Society.
 
Brett obtained his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee in 2014, and currently works as a clinical pharmacist at Regional One Health.
 
Additionally, Brett enjoys a second career as a Division 1 college football referee in the SEC and Sun Belt conferences.
 
Brett resides in Collierville with his wife, Ashley, and their one-year-old daughter, Katherine Joy, and attends Bellevue Baptist Church.           
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