The combination of timing and talent turned Adam Breneman into a Penn State hero nearly a year before he’d actually arrive.
It was Breneman, arguably the nation’s top tight end recruit, who pledged to play at Penn State and for new coach Bill O’Brien last March and then stayed solid through the turmoil of the NCAA sanctions.
Meanwhile, he became a part of something even more important.
The recent Cedar Cliff High senior took on a massive fundraising project against a terminal disease and developed a friendship with the man who inspired him.
The biggest twist? That was how ALS patient Tom Kirchhoff ended up helping Breneman through his own trials last summer.
And that’s only the beginning of this football story.
Before Breneman heads to Penn State next month, we hung out with him and Kirchhoff to see how all of this truly came together.
Make sure to check out our stories and photos Sunday at www.ydr.com.
In the meantime, check out Breneman’s fundraising efforts at his web site.