Chronic knee injury ends Penn State TE Adam Breneman’s career

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Penn State tight end Adam Breneman’s playing career is over due to a chronic knee injury, according to a press release from the university.

Breneman, a former four-star recruit from the Harrisburg area, did not play at all in 2014 and was limited to two games in 2015. In his college career, he had 15 catches for 186 yards and three touchdowns.

The school said that Breneman, who graduated in December after just three years, will use his degree in business management to “pursue professional opportunities in business or politics this spring.”

“I want to thank Coach [Bill] O’Brien, Coach [James] Franklin, my teammates and the Penn State fans for the great memories over the last three years,” Breneman said in a statement. “I have truly treasured my time as a Nittany Lion and I am confident that the Penn State experience has prepared me for the next phase of my life.”

Penn State coach James Franklin also addressed Breneman’s forced retirement.

“I know that it was a difficult for Adam to step away from the game, but he felt it was the right time,” Franklin said. “We are so proud of his work in the classroom, having earned his degree in three years. Adam is a special young man that has left his imprint on not only the Penn State football program, but the Penn State community at large. He has been a difference maker at a very young age and has a bright future ahead of him.”

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