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Adam Breneman
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Adam Breneman

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Mechanicsburg, Pa.

High School:
Cedar Cliff

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 235

Position:
TE

Experience:
SO

H.S. Coach:
Jim Cantafio


01/23/2014

Nearly 50 Football Student-Athletes Earn 3.0 GPA or Higher During Fall Semester

Thirteen Lions earn Dean's List recognition by earning a 3.5 GPA or higher this past semester

11/30/2013

Penn State Powers Past No. 14 Wisconsin, 31-24

Hackenberg throws for 339 yards and four touchdowns.

11/23/2013

Penn State Falls to Nebraska in Overtime, 23-20

Seventeen seniors honored before the game; Robinson passes Engram on all-time receptions list

11/16/2013

Offense Surges in 45-21 Victory against Purdue

Robinson continues ascension of Penn State leaderboard; Zwinak becomes 16th Nittany Lion with at least 10 touchdowns in a season

09/14/2013

UCF Edges Nittany Lions, 34-31

Zwinak runs for career-high three touchdowns

11/30/2013

Penn State @ Wisconsin

Penn State @ Wisconsin

11/23/2013

Football vs. Nebraska (11/23/13)

Football vs. Nebraska (11/23/13)

11/16/2013

Penn State Football vs. Purdue 11/16

Penn State Football vs. Purdue 11/16

11/16/2013

Purdue @ Penn State

Purdue @ Penn State

11/02/2013

Penn State Football vs. Illinois 11/2

Penn State Football vs. Illinois

Adam Breneman already had established his strong character, work-ethic and dedication to academics well before arriving on the University Park campus. Rated the nation's No. 1 tight end by numerous media outlets out of Cedar Cliff High School, Breneman enrolled in the University in January 2013 and immediately immersed himself in winter workouts, rehab and spring practice. His first semester on campus resulted in a grade-point average above 3.0, one of 13 newcomers to earn at least a 3.0 during the spring. Breneman's 6-4 frame, ability to catch the football, speed and strength should enable him to contribute right away in Coach Bill O'Brien's up-tempo and diversified offense. He was held out of contact sessions during spring practice due to a knee injury suffered during the summer of 2012 that prevented him from playing his senior season. But, Breneman has excelled during his rehab and should be 100 percent in time for training camp and ready to join the Nittany Lions' talented and deep tight end corps. During his senior campaign, Breneman created "Catch The Cure" to support Project A.L.S. research and assist family friend Tom Kirchoff, who is battling the neurodegenerative disease. With support from family, friends, the Cedar Cliff and Penn State communities, "Catch The Cure" had raised nearly $200,000 for Project A.L.S. by this past spring. For his efforts, Breneman and another youth were selected the winners of The Prudential Spirit of Community Award for 2013 in Pennsylvania. He earned a trip to Washington, D.C., with the other winners from across the nation in early May. Later that month, Breneman was honored at Cedar Cliff's annual awards night for his Prudential Spirit of Community honor and also was presented with the Humanitarian Award by the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. Having been on campus less than one month, Breneman was elected an officer -- fundraising chairman -- of Penn State's Uplifting Athletes chapter. He was heavily involved in preparations for the Penn State Lift For Life in July to benefit the Kidney Cancer Association, with the event having raised more than $700,000 since 2003. Breneman is wearing No. 81, the same number worn by another former Cedar Cliff standout, Kyle Brady, who was a first-team All-America tight end at Penn State in 1994 before embarking on a lengthy NFL career.

High School
Breneman was an outstanding student-athlete at Cedar Cliff High School, earning All-America honors on the gridiron and a 3.9 grade-point average. Playing for Coach Jim Cantafio, Breneman made a combined 132 receptions for 1,988 yards and 20 touchdowns during his sophomore and junior seasons. A three-year letterman, he made 72 receptions for 1,120 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior. He suffered a knee injury during the summer prior to his senior season and did not play, but was a team captain and was invited to the Under Armour All-American game. After his junior season, Breneman attained first-team All-America and all-state honors. He was ranked the top prep tight end in the nation by ESPN.com, the No. 2 tight end by Scout.com and 24/7Sports.com and No. 3 by Rivals.com. During his sophomore season, Breneman recorded 60 catches for 868 yards and eight touchdowns after making 13 catches for 265 yards and three scores as a freshman. Breneman graduated with a 3.90 GPA and was a member of the National Honor Society and the Distinguished Honor Roll at Cedar Cliff. He was ranked as one of the 75 top prospects in the nation, regardless of position, by ESPN.com and 24/7Sports.com.

Personal
Full name is Adam Alexander Breneman. He is the son of Brian and Sherri Breneman, and has one younger brother, Grant, and one younger sister, Julia. His father was a standout player at Delaware Valley College, earning a spot on the Associated Press Little All-America team. Breneman enjoys hanging out with friends, following politics and taking part in volunteer work. He intends on being a management major with a political science minor and is interested in a career in business or politics. Born March 31, 1995 in Harrisburg, Pa.

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