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Hackenberg, Breneman Named True Freshmen All-Americans

Christian Hackenberg and Adam Breneman have been named to 247 Sports’ True Freshmen All-American team. Hackenberg was named a first team All-American, while Breneman was named to the second team.

It’s not hard to see why Hackenberg, who was named 247’s National Freshman of the Week twice this season, was an obvious first-team choice. While he certainly had his ups and downs during his first year in Happy Valley, he was more often then not brilliant, as he broke 11 school freshmen game or season passing records.

The Big Ten’s Freshman of the Year threw for 2,955 yards with 20 touchdowns and 10 interceptions for the Blue and White, and had some of his best performances in the team’s biggest games, including a 21-for-39 game with 339 yards and four touchdowns in the team’s season finale victory over Wisconsin.

As for Breneman, it took him a while to make an impact — he only saw time on offense in three of the team’s first seven games. However, the Pennsylvania native saw more playing time during the team’s last five games, and he made his presence felt.

Breneman was the only Nittany Lion to score a touchdown in each of the team’s final three games, including a 68 yard catch-and-run against Wisconsin, which was the longest play from scrimmage for the Nittany Lions this season. On the season, Breneman caught 15 balls for 186 yards and three touchdowns.

If both of these guys continue to progress as football players — and with Bill O’Brien as their coach, it would be a shock if they didn’t — the future of Penn State’s offense looks incredibly bright.

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