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Penn State Football: Breneman Takes A Walk On The Political Side

by on March 12, 2014 2:00 PM

College football players don't come across an abundance of free time during their careers.

Between workouts, film studies, practices, classes, media interviews, and charity work, there is hardly any time for some simple rest and relaxation.

So as the Nittany Lions prepare for the start of spring practice next week, a final few days of freedom are all that remain before a month of long days and short nights.

While some of his teammates and fellow students may have been catching up on the second season of House of Cards, Penn State tight end and Mechanicsburg native Adam Breneman used his free time to see the local version in person at the state Capital in Harrisburg.

"Representative Grell invited me to spend the day with him (on Monday)," Breneman told "He knew I'm interested in politics. I had a great time. I met with a lot of great politicians and lobbyists who are doing great work for Penn State and the state of PA. There's a lot of excitement in the Capitol about the new era of our football program."

Rep. Glen Grell (R-Cumberland) tweeted a picture of the visit on Tuesday.

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"Great day at the State Capitol with Adam," Grell said. "He's the slightly taller one in the photo." Breneman weighs in at 6-foot-4, 235 pounds according to the most recent roster. Either way, there is little doubt which person in the photo is the Division I football player.

Breneman was one of 17 freshman to earn a 3.0 or better during this past fall semester and while he may work towards a football career prior to any political aspirations, it's never a bad idea to get a foot in the door.

He may want to avoid any Frank Underwood career advice though.

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