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PSU's Hackenberg on O'Brien Award watch list

Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg audibles at the line of scrimmage during the Blue-White Game on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Beaver Stadium in University Park.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg audibles at the line of scrimmage during the Blue-White Game on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Beaver Stadium in University Park.
Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review - Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg (14) reacts on the sideline with his shoulder wrapped Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in Columbus Ohio.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Barry Reeger  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg (14) reacts on the sideline with his shoulder wrapped Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in Columbus Ohio.

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Penn State's Christian Hackenberg is one of five true sophomores on the 33-player preseason watch list for the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award.

Hackenberg, the reigning Big Ten Freshman of the Year, had 2,955 passing yards and 20 touchdown passes last season. Todd Blackledge (1982) and Kerry Collins (1994) are previous Nittany Lions winners of the award.

Penn State also announced that its home opener Sept. 6 against Akron will kick off at noon. Coach James Franklin's Beaver Stadium debut will be broadcast on ABC regionally. The undefeated 1994 team will be honored at halftime.

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