Saturday, January 2, 2016

Christian Hackenberg Declares For 2016 NFL Draft, Is An Ex-Penn St. QB.

Christian Hackenberg. Image via College Football Talk.
Christian Hackenberg is an ex-Nittany Lion. The Penn State junior starting quarterback announced he will forgo his senior season to enter the 2016 NFL Draft following the team's 24-17 loss to Georgia in the 2016 TaxSlayer Bowl.

Hackenberg described his decision to leave Penn St. as "tough."

"You've invested so much into a place and invested so much into fixing things and making sure it's where it needs to be."
Hackenberg was knocked out of action in the 2016 TaxSlayer Bowl during the second quarter after spraining his right shoulder. 

Hackenberg began his career at Penn State while the team was under NCAA sanctions following the Jerry Sandusky scandal. He was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2013. He went on to a record of 8,457 passing yards, with 48 touchdowns and 30 interceptions. The Nittany Lions went 21-17 in Hackenberg's three seasons in Happy Valley. 

(via ESPN)

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