April 9, 2015 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - As Adam Breneman prepares for the 2015 season, he has a renewed sense of motivation. Last season, the Nittany Lions tight end was sidelined by a knee injury, which forced him to refocus his life. "I learned how to live with myself without football for a while," Breneman said Tuesday as Penn State continued spring practice ahead of its April 18 Blue-White Game at Beaver Stadium. "I learned about myself outside of football and that was kind of neat, even though I always wanted to be playing.
January 2, 2015 |
WHEN PENN STATE tight end Kyle Carter looks at the record books 10 years from now, he won't see this season's 7-6 mark and just think of the wins and losses. He'll remember a year of personal frustrations ending in jubilation. When Carter arrived at Yankee Stadium last Saturday, the redshirt junior hadn't scored a touchdown in 25 games. But that changed when it mattered most. The 6-3, 241-pound Carter used his size to haul in the final touchdown of the Nittany Lions' overtime win over Boston College in the Pinstripe Bowl to end an individually disappointing campaign by celebrating with his teammates.
November 5, 2013 |
STATE COLLEGE - Kyle Carter expected the call to come. He said it's his coach's favorite play, after all. And when he saw Illinois line up with split safeties, he had a feeling he would be making a big play that has been a long time coming. With Penn State facing a third-and-11 in overtime, the tight end ran a post route and found himself nestled behind the linebackers and in between the safeties. Quarterback Christian Hackenberg put the throw on the money, and Carter slid in the end zone for a 15-yard touchdown, one of the most impactful catches of his career.
November 4, 2013 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - It's been a rather frustrating season for Penn State tight end Kyle Carter, who hasn't enjoyed the same success he had in Bill O'Brien's offense last year. A redshirt sophomore, Carter made his only catch of the game Saturday a huge one, a 15-yard touchdown reception from Christian Hackenberg in overtime that proved to be the decisive points in the Nittany Lions' 24-17 victory over Illinois at Beaver Stadium. Carter, who grabbed 36 passes before a broken wrist against Nebraska ended his season last year, had only 13 catches before Saturday.
September 25, 2013 |
STATE COLLEGE - Playing in a steady rain and sloppy conditions Saturday, Deion Barnes was reminded of one of his childhood football games, when he had to dodge mud puddles on an inner-city field in South Philly. His line in the box score against Kent State, on the other hand, was reminiscent of his 2012 season. Barnes recorded six tackles - two of which he assisted bringing the ballcarrier down behind the line of scrimmage - and also had half a sack and forced a fumble on the same play.
September 22, 2013 |
A former security guard convicted in July of murdering a man during a scuffle outside the South Philadelphia strip club where he worked was sentenced Friday to 18 to 40 years in state prison. Kyle Carter, 27, was off duty Feb. 23, 2012, when he inserted himself into an argument outside Club Onyx and shot 26-year-old Erik Thompson Brock in the neck. Brock died three days later at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, two days after his girlfriend delivered their baby at a hospital a few miles away.
April 19, 2013 |
Note: stats listed are from 2012. Key departures Michael Mauti, LB: 95 tackles, four tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, three interceptions: The Big Ten's Linebacker of the Year was the emotional leader of Penn State's upstart squad last season, its first under coach Bill O'Brien. Now he's off to see whether his NFL dreams can be realized. Matt McGloin, QB: 3,266 passing yards, 24 TD, five INTs, five rushing TDs: After struggling for most of his career as a Nittany Lion, the Scranton native prospered under O'Brien, setting Penn State records for passing touchdowns and completions (270)
April 14, 2013 |
Kyle Carter called it a "freak accident. " As he tried to catch a pass in the end zone, a member of the Nebraska secondary blasted him and fell on his right wrist. The play turned out to be the last one of the 2012 season for Penn State's fine tight end. Carter, who is from Bear, Del., underwent surgery three days later for torn ligaments in his dislocated wrist but is taking part in every noncontact portion of spring practice for the Nittany Lions. However, the time in-between wasn't much fun, and Carter said he was "in a depressed state" watching from the sideline in November as his teammates competed in the season's final two games.
November 28, 2012 |
STATE COLLEGE - Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's the "Supa Six," and it could save the future of Penn State football. This upstart group of young Nittany Lions - namely, running back Bill Belton, wide receiver Allen Robinson, defensive end Deion Barnes, cornerback Adrian Amos, offensive tackle Donovan Smith and tight end Kyle Carter - all made big in-game contributions to a resilient 8-4 Penn State team this season. But more importantly, perhaps, the six seem committed to Penn State for the long haul, which could play a huge role in keeping Penn State football afloat through sanctioned times.
November 8, 2012 |
STATE COLLEGE - The injury bug seems to be the Nittany Lions' weeklong opponent. As Penn State (6-3, 4-1 Big Ten) readies for its last road game of the season, Saturday against the Nebraska Cornhuskers (7-2, 4-1), the Lions could be without two of their star players - senior defensive tackle Jordan Hill (knee) and redshirt freshman tight end Kyle Carter (foot). Meanwhile, running back Curtis Dukes (head), who generally sees time on special teams, is out. At his weekly news conference on Tuesday, coach Bill O'Brien said both Hill and Carter are day-to-day.