Penn State Football: Comparing Christian Hackenberg's 2013 to Past Frosh Phenoms

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Penn State Football: Comparing Christian Hackenberg's 2013 to Past Frosh Phenoms
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Shortly after the Nittany Lions began their 2013 season, we took a look at how Penn State's freshman quarterback, Christian Hackenberg, might stack up against former standout freshmen quarterbacks.

Christian managed to start all 12 games as the Penn State quarterback and somehow exceeded the lofty expectations that the media and fans had for him.

With Hackenberg at the helm, the offense produced two 800-yard rushers and the best single-season by a receiver that anyone in Happy Valley has ever seen.

After throwing for 2,955 yards and the third most touchdowns in Penn State single-season history (20) against just 10 interceptions, let's see how his first campaign stacked up against past blue-chip prospects who were thrown into the fire as rookies to the college game.

 

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