Former Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg takes job as HS assistant coach
Former Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg is going into coaching.
On Wednesday afternoon, Winslow Township High School (New Jersey) announced that Hackenberg would be joining the staff for the upcoming season. The ex-Nittany Lion and NFL passer will take over as the team’s quarterbacks coach.
“Let’s take time [to] give a warm welcome to Christian Hackenberg, a former All-American, NFL QB and Penn State alum,” the school said in a tweet. “Hackenberg will be joining us as the QB coach here at Winslow Twp.”
Let’s take time give a warm welcome to Christian Hackenberg a former All-American, NFL QB and Penn State Alum. Hackenberg will be joining us as the QB coach here at Winslow Twp. @chackenberg1 pic.twitter.com/JnbTAwuBlk
— Winslow Twp HS Football (@winslowtwpfb) March 3, 2021
Hackenberg was at Penn State from 2013-15 and threw for 8,457 yards and 48 touchdowns with 31 interceptions. He completed 56.1% of his passes with the Nittany Lions and also accounted for six scores on the ground during his three years in Happy Valley.
Each season, Hackenberg accounted for at least 2,500 yards through the air and had 12 or more touchdown passes every year.
Following his time at Penn State, Hackenberg was a second-round selection in the 2016 NLF Draft, taken with the 51st overall pick. He started his career with the New York Jets, where he spent his first two years. He then had stops with the Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles and Cincinnati Bengals.