Christian Hackenberg

Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg (14) passes during the first half against Michigan during a game on Nov. 21, 2015.

Former Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg has decided to try baseball.

Hackenberg, who threw 48 touchdown passes in his three years with the Nittany Lions, was selected by the New York Jets with the 51st pick in the 2016 draft. 

Christian Hackenberg's Penn State stats via

But he never played a down for the the Jets or the three other teams (Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles and Cincinnati Bengals) he spent time with in training camps or on the practice squad.

Now the 25 year old wants to try his hand at pitching.

Hackenberg has been training with Ryan Kulik the coach of Division III Rutgers-Camden, as reported by Reuben Frank at

Here's Hackenberg talking about giving baseball a try.

And here he is throwing. He's consistently throwing 90 MPH, according to Kulik.

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