Former Penn State tight end Adam Breneman, who once gave up football, to play at UMass
Adam Breneman, a once-promising Penn State tight end derailed by injuries, will return to the field at Massachusetts.
Breneman announced his decision Tuesday on Twitter.
— Adam Breneman (@AdamBreneman81) August 2, 2016
In January, Breneman wrote an open letter to Penn State fans explaining why he planned to step away from the game. The piece was published on PennLive.com.
“After very long and hard discussions with my doctors, coaches, trainers, family, and friends, we have come to the realization that now is the time for me to move on,” Breneman wrote. “Although I had successfully overcome multiple surgeries since 2010, the injury I sustained to my left knee in 2014 has been much more complicated.”
Breneman, as he stated on Twitter, has had a change of heart. The Penn State graduate will also pursue an MBA at UMass.
Though much his playing career with the Nittany Lions was hindered by injuries, Breneman had a solid freshman season, including a 68-yard touchdown catch against Wisconsin, a Penn State record for longest touchdown catch by a tight end.