There are few positions on Penn State's roster that are as deep as tight end. That may prove to be a good thing for the Nittany Lions.
PSU announced Monday that sophomore Adam Breneman is "out indefinitely" with an undisclosed injury. The statement "asked that the public support and respect Adam and his family's privacy" with regards to the injury.
Breneman was one of the most productive freshmen tight ends in the country in 2013, collecting 15 receptions for 186 yards and three touchdowns. Along with junior Jesse James -- the Nittany Lions' projected starter at the position -- and junior Kyle Carter, Breneman was one of three Penn State tight ends to finish with double-digit receptions and more than 150 receiving yards.
A four-star recruit and the nation's No. 2 tight end in the class of 2013, the Camp Hill, Penn. native started five games as a true freshman.
The unusual announcement will raise serious doubts about Breneman's availability for the Nittany Lions' season opener -- Aug. 30 against UCF in Dublin, Ireland -- and for many games afterward.