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Adam Breneman
Adam  Breneman


Mechanicsburg, Pa.

High School:
Cedar Cliff

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 245



H.S. Coach:
Jim Cantafio



Penn State Uplifting Athletes Raise $120,000 at Lift for Life

Penn State football team brings all-time total to more than $1.12 million raised for Kidney Cancer awareness and research since 2003


Nittany Lion Football Announces Leadership Council

Leadership Council consists of 25 players and will be a voice for the team


Tight End Breneman Sidelined

Had 15 Catches and Three Touchdowns As True Freshman in 2013


Penn State Uplifting Athletes' Lift For Life Events Set for July In Fight Against Kidney Cancer

Lift For Life Set for Saturday, July 12; To Include More Fan Interaction


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


Penn State @ Wisconsin

Penn State @ Wisconsin


Football vs. Nebraska (11/23/13)

Football vs. Nebraska (11/23/13)


Penn State Football vs. Purdue 11/16

Penn State Football vs. Purdue 11/16


Purdue @ Penn State

Purdue @ Penn State


Penn State Football vs. Illinois 11/2

Penn State Football vs. Illinois

  • Eager to make his return to the field following a stellar freshman campaign in 2013, Breneman enters the fall at 100 percent after missing all of 2014 due to injury. l He made 15 receptions for 186 yards and had three touchdowns during his rookie season in 2013.
  • A relentless worker with drive and passion to be successful in everything he does, Breneman is poised to add great depth to a strong stable of tight ends.
  • Breneman earned the Frank Patrick Total Commitment Award for his efforts in all facets of the program, on and off the field following the 2014 season.
  • An active member of the team off the field, the Mechanicsburg native is secretary of Penn State’s Uplifting Athletes chapter, helping the chapter raise more than $1 million for kidney cancer treatment and research since the first Penn State Lift for Life was held in 2003.
  • Breneman has been honored for his creation of the “Catch The Cure” initiative, as a high school senior, to support Project A.L.S. research and assist a family friend, Tom Kirchoff, with A.L.S.
  • He wears No. 81, the same number worn by another former Cedar Cliff High School standout, Kyle Brady, who was a first-team All-America tight end at Penn State in 1994.
  • A standout in the classroom, Breneman owns a 3.25 grade-point average and is on track to graduate with a degree in finance in December.
  • Breneman is one of 13 returning Nittany Lions from Central Pennsylvania.

    ➤ 2014 ➤ Sophomore Season
    Injured during training camp and did not appear during the 2014 season...Received a medical redshirt season after playing in all 12 games as a true freshman in 2013...Served as secretary of Penn State’s Uplifting Athletes chapter, which has raised more than $1 million for kidney cancer patients, their families and research since the first Penn State Lift For Life was held in 2003.

    ➤ 2013 ➤ True Freshman Season
    Enrolled in the University in January 2013 and made significant strides as his true freshman season wore on...Was among 12 true freshmen to make their debut and was one of four to make their first start...Playing in 11 games, he started five games and was among the 14 first-time starters in 2013...Made 15 receptions for 186 yards and three touchdowns, with a TD catch in each of the last three games...Helped the Nittany Lions rush for 2,088 yards and throw for 3,110 yards. Eastern Michigan (9/7): Made his first career start in the 45-7 win. UCF (9/14): Tallied his first career catch in the first quarter…Had a season-best four catches for 22 yards. Kent State (9/21): Had a 27-yard catch and run on third-and-two, that kept the drive alive for a Zach Zwinak touchdown run. Illinois (11/2): Caught two passes in the win and gained 27 yards. At Minnesota (11/9): Tallied two catches. Purdue (11/16): Grabbed his first career touchdown catch, good for eight yards...Also made a 14-yard catch. Nebraska (11/23): Made his second career touchdown catch, grabbing a two-yard pass for the first touchdown of the game. At Wisconsin (11/30): On the game’s first possession, made a 68-yard catch and run for a touchdown to ignite Penn State’s 31-24 win...He caught three passes for a career-high 78 yards...His 68-yard catch was the longest play from scrimmage for Penn State, and the longest play given up by the Badgers, during the season.

    ➤ High School
    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, made a combined 132 receptions for 1,988 yards and 20 touchdowns during his sophomore and junior seasons...A three-year letterman, made 72 receptions for 1,120 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior...Suffered a knee injury during the summer prior to his senior season and did not play, but was a team captain...Was invited to the Under Armour All-American Game...After his junior season, attained first-team All-America and all-state honors...During his sophomore season, recorded 60 catches for 868 yards and eight touchdowns after making 13 catches for 265 yards and three scores as a freshman...Graduated with a 3.90 GPA and was a member of the National Honor Society and the Distinguished Honor Roll at Cedar Cliff... Ranked the top prep tight end in the nation by, the No. 2 tight end by and 24/ and No. 3 by

    ➤ Personal
    Full name is Adam Alexander Breneman...Son of Brian and Sherri Breneman...Has one younger brother, Grant, and one younger sister, Julia...Father was a standout player at Delaware Valley College, earning a spot on the Associated Press Little All-America team...Enjoys hanging out with friends, following politics and taking part in volunteer work...Majoring in finance and is on pace to graduate in December...Born March 31, 1995 in Harrisburg, Pa.

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