Former All-American, Social Media Star, Adam Breneman Will Call Games for CBS Sports

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Adam Breneman has been making quite a name for himself since his playing days. And, you will be seeing him calling nationally televised games this fall For CBS Sports Network.

Breneman is probably best-known for his time at Penn State, where he’s a legend in the lore of the program. The former five-star tight end in the class of 2013 committed to his in-state school just months after the Jerry Sandusky scandal, and was the first big-time recruit to commit to coach Bill O’Brien.

He made his mark on the Nittany Lions, being named a Freshman All-American in 2013, before a catastrophic knee injury kept him out for all of 2014 and most of 2015. After retiring from football, he resurfaced at UMass, where he was one of the most prolific tight ends in the country in 2016 and 2017. That previous knee injury kept him from having an NFL career, but he pivoted into coaching, ending up as the tight ends coach at Arizona State under Herm Edwards. Now, he’s big on social media, with viral TikToks from his podcast “Next Up With Adam Breneman”.


Boston College was my first D1 offer. And let me tell you… I was ready to commit on the spot. I even bought some gear while I was there. But thankfully, my family talked me out of it. It’s easy to get caught up in the hype after you receive an offer. You’re in high school, feeling like you’re on top of the world. After that offer, Temple offered me. Then Notre Dame. And my recruiting really picked up after ND came into play. It’s funny to look back on… if I would’ve committed to BC, I probably wouldn’t ended up at Penn State or UMass. Lesson: Don’t commit to your first offer 😂 #cfb #collegefootball

♬ original sound – Adam Breneman


Micah Parsons is a generational talent. You can see it when you turn on your TV on Sunday’s during the NFL season. But what was the moment his defensive coordinator in college knew he was special? 9th grade 👀 “He blocked a punt, he blocked an extra point, he had two sacks and just an unbelievable game in 9th grade.” @Next Up With Adam Breneman #collegefootball #cfb

♬ original sound – Adam Breneman

And, on Wednesday, CBS Sports announced that he will be calling games on the network, alongside Chris Lewis or Ross Tucker.

“I couldn’t be more excited to join the CBS Sports family. Ever since I started my journey in college football media, it’s been a goal to join a network like CBS Sports Network. When you think college football, you think CBS Sports. It will be an exciting fall!” Adam Breneman told BroBible.

He also said that he will be calling Army Black Knights games this fall, which are always a fan favorite.