Christian Hackenberg Named B1G Freshman of the Week

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We're all shocked exactly none.

After his 339-yard, 4-TD, 21 of 30 (no INT) performance lifting the 24 point underdog Nittany Lions over the still-ranked-#21 Wisconsin Badgers, true freshman (and 18-year-old!) Christian Hackenberg was named the Big Ten freshman of the week for the fifth time this week, which, apparently, is second highest since the award began.

Other players of the week this week were Tre Roberson of Indiana (Offensive POW), Christian Kirksey of Iowa (Defensive POW) and Jeff Budzien of Northwestern (Special Teams POW).

It's almost a foregone conclusion that Hack will win the conference Freshman of the year award (I guess anything can happen, though), but this week's performance was especially worthy of consideration. The quarterback barely threw an uncatchable pass, and made good decision after good decision, on the road, in one of the most hostile environments in the Big Ten.

I think we have a good one here, guys.

And don't just take it from me; if someone knows quarterbacks, it's an award that's named after a dynasty. The Manning Award named Hack one of eight Stars of the Week this week; the winner is voted on by the fans, and you can cast your vote for Hackenberg here (warning: this is a facebook link, and from what I can tell, you do need a FB account to vote).

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