The Nittany Lions rolled out their blue-chip freshman quarterback last week, and he was met with rave reviews. From his footwork to his poise to the beautiful 54-yard toss to Geno Lewis, Christian Hackenberg seems to have the goods.
However, Hackenberg isn't the first 18-year-old signal-caller to step on campus and take over a huddle. It's actually happened more than you probably think.
Developing a freshman quarterback is an inexact science, and not all of them reach their full potential.
Let's take a look at how the Virginia native stacks up against a few other high-profile freshmen starting quarterbacks from the last decade.
All stats courtesy of CFBStats.com unless otherwise noted.