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Former Penn State tight end Adam Breneman announces return to football

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The game Adam Breneman loves hasn’t closed its doors on him just yet.

The former Penn State tight end announced on Twitter Tuesday night that he would be transferring to the University of Massachusetts to not only get his Masters in Business, but also to play football again.

“I realized I still have the drive, talent and desire to play the game of football at a high level,” Breneman said. “After consultations with trainers and doctors and a lot of hard work in the gym, I have decided to continue my football career, hopefully for years to come.”

Breneman, who officially graduated from Penn State in December, was a highly-touted prospect out of Camp Hill, Pa. and was expected to be a standout player as a Nittany Lion. However, he injured his knee just before his senior season of high school and hurt his left knee at Penn State — which became a nagging issue.

He announced his retirement from football in January.

“As I shared when I graduated from Penn State, I was unsure what the next chapter of my life would hold,” he wrote, before announcing his decision to return to the field.

Breneman also said he would be joining his “best friend and former Cedar Cliff teammate Andrew Ford and college best friend and roommate Austin Whipple.” Whipple was a former Penn State walk-on quarterback.

“UMass head coach Mark Whipple is one of the best offensive minds in the business and I look forward to playing for him,” he said.

“I will always treasure my time at Penn State and the support the fans, coaches and teammates have given me as I chase my dream of playing football at the top level. I will bleed blue and white forever and I will always be proud of the battles we won at PSU, on and off the field.”

Jourdan Rodrigue: 814-231-4629, @JourdanRodrigue