Born on September 17, 1971
Noblesville, Indiana
Inducted On
September 16, 2023
Location Inducted
Sheridan, Indiana
Region Number
Sheridan High School
Sheridan High School
Brett scored an amazing 141 total touchdowns during his career at Sheridan High School. At the time, it was a national record. 116 of those, were rushing touchdowns which also was a national record. He scored 952 points, had 6,863 rushing yards (an Indiana State record) and 1,210 receiving yards. In 1988, Brett scored 66 total touchdowns (national record at the time), 55 rushing (also, a national record at the time) and scored 453 total points scored in a season, which still stands as a national record. He averaged 4.7 touchdowns per game which ranks #2 all-time. Brett averaged 32.4 points per game which also ranks #2 all-time. In the 1988 State Championship game, Brett scored 34 points, 5 touchdowns and had 301 rushing yards. Sheridan won back-to-back state championships in 1988 and 1989.
Indiana University
B.S. in Marketing and Sports Management
Brett was the Big Ten Player of the Week in 1992 when he rushed for 240 yards against Missouri (a stadium record at the time). Brett was a 3-time Academic All-Big Ten; 1992, 93, and 94. While at Indiana, Brett played in 3 bowl games, the Peach Bowl in 1990, the Copper Bowl in 1991 and the Independence Bowl in 1992.
Brett earned pre-season honors in 1989 as a Street and Smith All-American Top 50. He was named to Athlon's Big Ten Elite 11 and Athlon's National Elite 22. While at Sheridan, Brett was All-Conference in 1987, 1988 and 1989. He was All-Hamilton County in 1987, 1988, and 1989. He was All-Suburban, 1988 & 1989. Brett was named UPI All-State in 1988 & 1989. He was named AP All-State in 1988 & 1989. He was named to the Bloomington Herald-Times Top 33 in 88 & 89. In 1989, Bret was named to the Detroit Free Press 20 Best of the Midwest Team, National Sports News Service Player of the Year, Bobby Dodd's Indiana Back of the Year, The Dial Award as the National High School Athlete/ Scholar of the Year Final 5 finalist, Gatorade's Indiana Player of the Year, USA Today's Indiana Player of the Year, Touchdown Club of Atlanta's Back of the Year, and appeared in the High School All-American, East-West Game in 1990 played at the University of Nevada - Reno.
Brett and his wife Lisa have 3 children, Kaylie, Samantha and Alexis.