Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg declares for the NFL Draft

Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg's last day of school was cut short Saturday in the Taxslayer Bowl against Georgia.

Best moment: Don't know if was the "best", but it certainly was key when Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg left the game midway through the second quarter with a shoulder injury and the game tied, 3-3. Hackenberg, who has just announced his intentions to go pro, completed eight passes for 139 yards before exiting the game.

He headed to the locker room after an incompletion and returned for the second half in street clothes.

Hackenberg is a high character guy who means so much to the Penn State after remaining committed to the program in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal and the subsequent NCAA sanctions, but his time with Franklin dampened his career arc with the Nittany Lions.


With the Texans more than likely taking a look at every option at quarterback in the draft, Hackenberg to the Texans will be the easy connection because of O'Brien and Hackenberg's past. "I think that says enough". "It's just a matter of how he approaches the off-season".

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