Christian Hackenberg Player Profile

Anecdotal: One of the most disciplined players in the 2016 class, this player graduated high school from at Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union Virginia. A five-star recruit by Scout, Rivals, and 247Sports this player was named the best pro-style quarterback recruit in the nation by ESPN he turned down offers from Alabama, South Carolina, Florida, Tennessee, Rutgers, Virginia, and UConn. He also won the 2013 Big Ten Freshman of the Year Award. The son of two college athletes, he is a major in communications and enjoys hunting and fishing in his free time. His middle name is Blaize.

Christian Hackenberg
Christian Hackenberg
Christian Hackenberg
Christian Hackenberg
Christian Hackenberg
Christian Hackenberg
Christian Hackenberg
Christian Hackenberg
Christian Hackenberg
Christian Hackenberg

Name: Christian Hackenberg         Number: 14

University: Penn State University

Position: Quarterback

Height: 6'4

Weight: 236

Age: 21

Class: Junior

Secondary Position: NA

Projected Range: Round 2 - Round 4

All Star Games and Camps:
  1. NA
  2. NA

All-Star Numbers
Pro Day Combine
Forty Yard Dash: NA NA
Bench Press: NA NA
Vertical Jump: NA NA
Broad Jump NA NA
Three Cone Drill NA NA
Twenty Yard Shutle NA NA
Forty Yard Dash NA NA

Career Statistics:

Games Played: 38

Starts: 38

Passing Yards: 8,457

Completion Percentage: 56.1%

Passing Touchdowns: 48

Interceptions: 31

Sacks: 103


  • Reading Defenses (Before Snap)

  • Footwork

  • Touch

  • Intelligence

  • Toughness

  • Moves Pocket

  • Throwing on run

  • Disciplined


  • Decion Making

  • Low windup

  • Making reads (After Snap)

  • High Release Point (releases early)

  • Pocket and Scheme Comfort

  • Pocket Awareness


Attribute Ratings
Arm Strength: Field Vision:
Deep Accuracy: Awareness:
Intermediate Accuracy: Football IQ:
Short Accuracy: Work Ethic:
Throwing Mechanics: Size:
Footwork: Red Flags:

Final Thought: Christian Hackenberg is a first round type of talent, but he failed to capitalize on an excellent freshman campaign, followed by a disappointing 2014 season and a devastating 2015 season. Hackenberg failed to have a break-out junior season and had the worst statistical season of his career. At Penn State, Hackenberg had a sub-par pass-blocking offensive line and often forced passes leading to a multitude of incompletions while compounding the situation by failing to recognize pressure and taking over a hundred sacks in his career. Regardless, when upright and comfortable Hackenberg has good arm strength, leadership, moves the pocket well, and makes decent pre-snap adjustments. There is a lot to work with for any coach, but said coach will have to be patient as Hackenberg has developed bad habits in his final two years in college that will prevent him from making an immediate impact.