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Penn State Football: Early Morning Workout Photo Gallery

by on February 08, 2013 10:40 AM

The Penn State football team took the Lasch Building practice field Friday morning at 5:30 a.m as part of its offseason conditioning program. With head coach Bill O'Brien watching every sprint, the Nittany Lions pushed through the hour long outdoor session in 36 degree weather before heading indoors to lift weights.

Here are a few photos and notes from the morning's activities.

-Former tight end Garry Gilliam announced Thursday his switch to offensive tackle and was working out with his new unit Friday. A team spokesperson said that Gilliam who is listed at 6-foot-6, has added roughly 25 pounds up to 297.

-Highly touted freshman tight end and early enrollee Adam Breneman — who tore his ACL in June — looked fully healthy and was able to do all of the drills and lifts without issues. He wore a large brace on the right knee but there were no other signs that the Camp Hill native had ever been injured. He is smaller than Jesse James and Matt Lehman but held his own during drills.

-O'Brien stopped the workouts once to shout at the team about intensity, but otherwise conversed with offensive line coach Mac McWhorter. 

-Offensive tackle Nate Cadogan has been moved to defensive line.

-Offensive guard John Urschel was explosive in the weight room.

-Workout records are posted on the weight room wall for each offensive and defensive units including team highs as of last winter's workout. A few numbers of note for the current team.

  • Alex Kenney runs a team high 4.45 40-yard dash.
  • Mike Hull benched a team high 405 pounds
  • Zach Zwinak ran a 4.66 40-yard dash, Bill Belton ran a 4.7

Photo Gallery - Penn State Football Morning Lift

Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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