Hackenberg the First Sophomore Captain in PSU History

Christian Hackenberg continues to make Penn State football history, as he enters his second season as quarterback of the Nittany Lions.

The Fork Union Military Academy product was one of seven players elected captains by Penn State players and coaches for the upcoming season. Hackenberg and offensive lineman Miles Dieffenbach are the two captains for the offense.

With his selection, Hackenberg is the first sophomore ever named a captain at Penn State, and the second-youngest captain in program history. He's the first non-senior captain at Penn State since junior linebacker Paul Posluszny in 2005.

Hackenberg earned Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors last season after starting every game for Penn State as a true freshman. He broke a dozen of the school's freshman passing records, and ended the season with 2,955 passing yards, with 20 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.


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