UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State's Christian Hackenberg will be one of the seven quarterbacks participating in Jon Gruden's QB Camp series on ESPN. Gruden's QB Camp series, a signature element of ESPN's annual pre-NFL Draft coverage, is returning for its seventh year this spring.
Over the next five weeks, Gruden will welcome seven quarterbacks to ESPN's Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando where he'll spend time with each prospect in the film room and on the field. Excerpts of the visits will be featured the same day on SportsCenter, NFL Live and other shows.
Hackenberg left Penn State with this name etched at the top of the career passing record books. He ranks first in Penn State history in career passing yards (8,457), touchdowns (48), 300-yard passing games (9), 200-yard passing games (21), attempts (1,235), completions (693) and total offense (8,215). Hackenberg is the only quarterback in program history with 8,000 yards passing and three 2,000-yard passing seasons.
Additionally, Hackenberg owns the Penn State record for passing yards in a game (454; 2014), passing yards in consecutive games (773; 2014), pass attempts in a game (55; 2013), season completions (270; 2014 - tied with Matt McGloin) and pass attempts in a season (484; 2014). As a freshman, Hackenberg broke one Penn State overall passing record and 12 school freshman passing records, including the rookie marks for game and season passing completions, attempts, yards and touchdown passes.
Starting as a true freshman in 2013, Hackenberg has started all 38 games of his career under center. This season, Hackenberg has six 200-yard passing games, including a 315-yard performance against Maryland. He finished the season 192-for-359 for 2,525 yards. He passed for 16 touchdowns, while throwing just six interceptions.
The 2016 Gruden's QB Camp class features projected first round picks Jared Goff (California), the First Team All-Pac 12 selection, and Carson Wentz (North Dakota State), the Most Outstanding Player from the NCAA DI National Championship the past two years. Others include Big Ten Quarterback of the Year and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award winner Connor Cook (Michigan State), 2013 Big Ten Freshman of the Year Christian Hackenberg (Penn State), 2015 College Football Playoff national champion Cardale Jones (Ohio State), American Athletic Conference First Team selection Paxton Lynch (Memphis), and 2016 Reese's Senior Bowl MVP Dak Prescott (Mississippi State).