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Hackenberg Named to Davey O’Brien Watchlist

Christian Hackenberg is going to have a lot to live up to this season, after being added to his second preseason award watch list for the upcoming year.

The sophomore quarterback has been named to the 33-player watchlist for the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award which, as you might have guessed, goes to the nation’s best quarterback. This comes after he was named to the watchlist for the Maxwell Award last week, which is presented to the nation’s college football player of the year.

Hackenberg is no stranger to awards. He previously won the 2013 Thompson-Randle El Big Ten Freshman of the Year award after completing 231 of 392 passes for 2,955 yards. He also threw for 20 touchdowns, with only 10 interceptions, and ran for another four touchdowns in his debut season, not too shabby for a freshman. With Hackenberg averaging 246.25 passing yards per game last year, he was able to step right in to fill the void left by the graduated Matt McGloin.

If Hackenberg wins the award, he will be among two other Penn State greats. Todd Blackledge and Kerry Collins previously won in 1982 and 1994, respectively, but Penn State quarterbacks have been shut out since.

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Ted Hozza

Ted is a senior majoring in Community, the Environment, and Development, or as his friends here at Onward State like to call it, Architecture. You can probably find him at the Phyrst late at night with other Onward Staters if he's not somewhere else editing articles. You can follow him on Twitter @TedHozza or email him at [email protected]

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