Brett Salisbury
Wayne State WildcatsNo. 12
Date of birth: (1968-10-11) October 11, 1968 (age 52)
Place of birth: Dayton, Ohio
Career history
High school: Escondido (CA)
* BYU (1986–1987)
Career highlights and awards

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

Early life[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Null, Matt (July 22, 2007). "Big memories: The road to the Little League World Series can be long and arduous". North County Times. http://www.nctimes.com/sports/community/article_abcd4fa5-212b-50d6-b3de-a6f21bce3065.html. Retrieved September 29, 2010.[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. https://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/latimes/access/64536222.html?dids=64536222:64536222&FMT=ABS. Retrieved September 28, 2010.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "BYU loses QB, begins search for replacement". The Deseret News. March 16, 1990. http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=NewsLibrary&p_multi=DSNB&d_place=DSNB&p_theme=newslibrary2&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=0F35FD34D803E3CE&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D. Retrieved September 28, 2010.
  4. "Palomar College Football History: JC Gridwire All-Americans". Palomar College. http://www.palomar.edu/athletics/football/history/#All-Americans. Retrieved June 17, 2011.
  5. "Rancho Santiago Back Crayton Chooses USC". Los Angeles Times. February 7, 1991. http://articles.latimes.com/1991-02-07/sports/sp-1242_1_golden-west. Retrieved June 20, 2011.
  6. "Palomar College Football Records". Palomar College. Archived from the original on September 27, 2011. https://web.archive.org/web/20110927114211/http://www.palomar.edu/athletics/football/records.htm. Retrieved June 17, 2011.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Ducks lose QB candidate for six weeks". The Register-Guard. August 28, 1991. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=j3EVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=1eoDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6245%2C6451741. Retrieved September 29, 2010.
  8. Conrad, John (November 24, 1991). "Ducks hit rock bottom in loss to OSU". The Register-Guard. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=nnAVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=1uoDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6157%2C5686506. Retrieved September 29, 2010.
  9. "Salisbury to leave Oregon". Moscow-Pullman Daily News. April 2, 1992. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=e8UjAAAAIBAJ&sjid=0tAFAAAAIBAJ&pg=4995,384723. Retrieved September 29, 2010.
  10. Shanahan, Tom (November 8, 1993). "Have arm, will travel". The San Diego Union-Tribune. https://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/sandiego/access/1241922481.html?dids=1241922481:1241922481&FMT=ABS. Retrieved September 29, 2010.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "1993 Football Team". Wayne State College Athletics. http://www.wscwildcats.com/hof.aspx?hof=81&path=&kiosk=. Retrieved September 29, 2010.
  12. "Harlon Hill Candidates by School". HarlonHill.com. http://www.harlonhill.com/Archives/candidates_by_team.htm. Retrieved September 29, 2010.
  13. "Profile for "The Transform Diet"". amazon.com. https://www.amazon.com/The-Transform-Diet-Transforming-starting/dp/059551569X. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
  14. Deseret News article
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