Comparing Penn State's Christian Hackenberg to Past Freshman Phenom QBs

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Comparing Penn State's Christian Hackenberg to Past Freshman Phenom QBs
Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
Will Christian Hackenberg be able to find success as a freshman?

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.

Will Christian?

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.

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