Adam Breneman still hasn’t been at Penn State for a year, but he’s already established himself as a viable tight end in the Nittany Lions’ offense.
The true freshman enrolled early at Penn State for the spring semester in January. He had torn his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in high school, which cost him his senior season in football and basketball.
Breneman has since recovered, catching nine passes for 84 yards in 2013. His development from an injured rookie to a college-level threat has drawn out his time in Happy Valley so far.
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If Anthony Zettel had a say in his own position, he’d prefer to play defensive tackle, not defensive end. He thinks his best chance at a future is in the middle of the line.
Zettel’s not complaining about lining up at end, but he said his mindset and body type — if he were to gain a few pounds — benefit him at tackle.
“I enjoy moving inside,” Zettel said. “I think the future for me is inside maybe. I can play with lower pads and I don’t have to think as much. I enjoy getting banged around like that, it doesn’t affect me as much.”
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Penn State coach Bill O’Brien would like to see his team get off to a better start on the road when the Nittany Lions travel to streaking Minnesota for a Big Ten game on Saturday.
The Nittany Lions (5-3 overall, 2-2 Big Ten), who are coming off an overtime win against Illinois, have not won a conference game away from Beaver Stadium this year, losing 44-24 at Indiana and 63-14 at fourth-ranked Ohio State. The Lions failed to score in the first quarter of both contests.
“Obviously we haven’t played as well on the road,” O’Brien said Tuesday at his weekly teleconference. “It’s hard to pinpoint why. Hopefully that changes. I think we’ve practiced well. I think we’ve been prepared for these games on the road.
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Penn State senior guard John Urschel has been named a National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete, one of 16 football student-athletes chosen from across all NCAA and NAIA divisions, the NFF announced Thursday.
Urschel, who was named an Academic All-American last year, receives an $18,000 scholarship for post-graduate studies with the award, and also is a finalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy presented to the nation’s top college football scholar-athlete.
The winner of the Campbell award, which carries an additional $25,000 post-graduate scholarship, will be announced Dec. 10 in New York where Urschel and the other scholar-athlete winners will be honored.