Brett was a letter winner in football, baseball and track. His forte was on the grid iron where he was an outstanding tailback on the 1988 Lake Erie League championship team. He gained over 1,500 yards, scored 23 touchdowns and was an All-Lake Erie League and All-Scholastic selection. Brett was selected as the Outstanding Patriot Athlete in 1989.
Brett took his football and academic skills to Brown University where he was team captain. He is still involved with many groups at Brown University as well as coaching his sons in Connecticut.