Former Penn State tight end Adam Breneman is quickly rising up the coaching ranks.

Breneman, an offensive graduate assistant at Arizona State this past season, was reportedly promoted this weekend to coach tight ends. The former Nittany Lions star had originally spent time in the political world after graduating from college but has found himself back on the gridiron in recent years.

Knee injuries hampered Breneman’s ability to make a sustained impact at Penn State, forcing him to retire from football before then moving to UMass, where he was a graduate transfer. The injuries also derailed all hopes he had of playing in the NFL, despite two successful seasons at UMass.

But in terms of coaching at the college level, Breneman certainly seems like a young star on the rise, having joined the Sun Devils less than a year ago as a graduate assistant and now already finding himself officially on staff.

In his two seasons at UMass, Breneman had 134 catches for 1,572 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Breneman is known as a strong recruiter. In high school, he was ranked as a four-star and the second-best tight end recruit in the country.