Penn State Names QB Hackenberg's Protector

Penn State coach James Franklin named his starting left tackle Wednesday night. Who got the call to protect Christian Hackenberg's blindside?

Penn State opens the 2015 season against Temple in Philadelphia Sept. 5. But all eyes in Happy Valley were on Paris in preseason camp.

That’s Paris Palmer, the 6-foot-7, 300-pound junior college transfer who enrolled at PSU earlier this year. After practice Wednesday, Nittany Lion coach James Franklin announced Palmer as his starting left tackle.

Why is that so important for the offense in general and star quarterback Christian Hackenberg in particular?

We break it down in the video above.

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