Hackenberg preparing for Penn State 

January, 6, 2013
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Christian Hackenberg's black Under Armour helmet sits on his bedroom dresser, while his jersey -- with the unmistakable scent of sweat -- rests on a pile of laundry.

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Miller Safrit/ESPN.comPlaying in the Under Armour Game on Friday night was another step in star quarterback Christian Hackenberg's preparation for Penn State.
ESPN's No. 1-rated quarterback isn't sure where the final resting place for that memorabilia might be. Maybe the jersey will be framed, maybe just stuck somewhere in his closet, lost amid a line of T-shirts and jeans.

But, for now, the prospect out of Fork Union (Va.) wants to keep that helmet on his dresser. That helmet symbolizes the final chapter before his Penn State career, the last game he'll cradle a football in until he steps foot in Happy Valley.

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