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Penn State commit has raised over $100K for ALS research

The Nittany Lion recruit was inspired by a family friend's battle with the disease. Dave Miller

Print This October 31, 2012, 06:05 PM EST

Good news off of the field has been in short supply at Penn State, but one prospective Nittany Lion player has made an impact that would make every college football fan proud.

This past July, Adam Breneman — one of the best tight ends in the nation — was inspired by a family friend's battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), so the Class of 2013 recruit set a goal to raise $20,000 by November 2 to help fight the disease. The deadline is now two days away, and Breneman announced Tuesday afternoon that this goal had been met.

In fact, he far surpassed it.

Breneman, whose senior season has been missed due to an ACL injury suffered last June, announced his partnership with Project ALS and has nearly tripled the original goal thus far. And Pennsylvania-based Cleveland Brothers Equipment Company has pledged to match the November 2 total, so the final donation for the fundraiser will be at well over $100,000.

College football often doesn't get enough positive publicity, so it's certainly worthwhile to commend the efforts of a player who has yet to even begin classes in State College.

Email dave.miller@nationalfootballpost.com or follow me on Twitter at Miller_Dave

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