Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
If you watch enough sports, you'll see just about every type of demeanor. There's the guy who throws his helmet or hits the Gatorade bucket with a bat. You'll see guys who laugh after striking out and others who constantly talk trash to the opponent.
You'll also see guys like Christian Hackenberg.
He's the type who never gets too high when things are going well or too low when they're going bad. He gets upset at himself for mental errors and is quick to point out mistakes to his teammates without being abrasive.
He knows he'll get another shot, and he's confident that he can succeed when he does.
And then he succeeds.
Hackenberg made huge plays in clutch situations all year long. No one will ever forget his throw to Robinson that led to the overtime win over Michigan. He had thrown two interceptions prior to that.
How about the bullet he threw for the game-winning touchdown in overtime against Illinois? That was his only touchdown pass of the day, and it came after a less-than-stellar second half that saw the Illini climb back into a game they were out of.
By the end of the season, Penn State fans were sure there wasn't anything Hack was incapable of. Defeating Wisconsin on the road as 24-point underdogs just reinforced that opinion.