Friday, September 4, 2015

Important 2013 Penn State recruit suffers torn ACL

Tight end Adam Breneman, a 5-star recruit who committed last March to Penn State's Class of 2013, has suffered a torn ACL in his right knee.

Important 2013 Penn State recruit suffers torn ACL

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Adam Breneman, a Penn State commitment who is considered the top high school tight end in the Class of 2013, has a torn ACL in his right knee and will undergo surgery, his father confirmed Friday.

Breneman, who is entering his senior year at Cedar Cliff High School, suffered the knee injury Thursday in a 7-on-7 drill. The MRI taken Friday revealed the damage, according to his father, Brian Breneman.

“While he is disappointed he will be unable to play football his senior season,” the elder Breneman said in a statement, “he is very optimistic about his future at Penn State and is totally committed to making a full recovery in time for the 2013 season.”

Breneman added that the family was “very grateful for the outpouring of support” for his son.

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Adam Breneman, who is 6-foot-5 and 225 pounds, committed to Penn State last March, choosing the Nittany Lions over Ohio State and Notre Dame. Rivals.com, a recruiting web site, said he was Penn State’s first 5-star recruit since 2006.

--Joe Juliano

Inquirer Staff Writer
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Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 30 years, covering covering Penn State football, Villanova basketball and other college sports, along with golf and the Penn Relays. This is his seventh season on The Inquirer’s Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976-84.

Joining Joe this season will be Erin McCarthy, an intern for The Inquirer and a junior at Penn State majoring in print and digital journalism. This is Erin's first season on the Penn State football beat. She previously spent two summers as an Inquirer summer intern on the Pennsylvania and South Jersey desks. She is also an editor for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A Delaware County native, Erin graduated from Episcopal Academy.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

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