Lions Have Captains on Board

Penn State released its seven team captains for the year Wednesday morning, which included one of the youngest in program history.

It's always been believed that Christian Hackenberg was the leader of Penn State's offense.

Now, he has a title to go with it.

Hackenberg was one of seven captains Penn State named Wednesday morning after a team and player vote took place. He's the first sophomore in program history to be selected as a captain, and the youngest since then freshman John Chuckran earned the honor in 1944.

“The players and the coaches voted on the team captains and these players have clearly earned the respect of their teammates and coaches,” head coach James Franklin said in a release.

“The players and the coaches voted on the team captains and these players have clearly earned the respect of their teammates and coaches,” head coach James Franklin said in a release. “We are trying to promote and develop leadership throughout the entire program and I’m really excited about the role our captains will have throughout the season.”

So who rounds out the rest of the Lions' 2014 captains?

Offense:

- QB Christian Hackenberg

- OT Miles Dieffenbach

Defense:

- LB Mike Hull

- DE C.J. Olaniyan

Special Teams:

- S Jesse Della Valle

- S Ryan Keiser

- PK Sam Ficken


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