Former Penn State tight end Adam Breneman has been named to 247Sports' 30 under 30, highlighting the top young talent in the college football coaching world. The former Nittany Lion is currently a grad assistant with Arizona State.
The No. 43 player in the 2013 class, Breneman joined Christian Hackenberg as two of the biggest names to commit to Bill O'Brien and Penn State during the sanction years. Injuries plagued his time in Happy Valley, limiting him to just 13 games in three years. He caught 15 balls for 186 yards and three touchdowns during that span, including a memorable rumble to the endzone in Penn State's upset of Wisconsin in 2013.
He temporarily retired following the season but returned to the field as a grad transfer at UMass. During his two seasons with the Minutemen, he reeled in 134 catches for 1572 yards and 12 touchdowns and earned All-American honors in 2017.
Breneman joins an impressive list of coaches with Penn State ties to appear on the list in its four-year history. Tyler Bowen appeared in 2018, while former Nittany Lion graduate assistant Joe Brady was named to the group last year. Of course, Brady went on to help lead LSU to a National Championship and is now the offensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers. Former walk-on quarterback Billy Fessler was also on last year's list while a graduate assistant with Joe Moorhead at Mississippi State. He's now on the Ohio State staff.
The entire 2020 list can be found here.