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Two-time ACC Academic Honor Roll member … a career .240 hitter with a .385 slugging percentage and .330 on-base percentage in 38 games (26 starts) over two seasons … has five doubles, three homers, 25 RBIs, nine runs, 10 walks, four hit-by-pitches and a steal … co-captain.
2020: Received a redshirt from the NCAA with the season’s suspension on March 12 and cancellation due to a coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic … won the Tiger Baseball Award, given to the team’s best leader … ACC Academic Honor Roll member … hit .295 with three runs, three doubles, 15 RBIs, a .344 slugging percentage, .353 on-base percentage, three walks, three hit-by-pitches and a steal in 17 games (17 starts at catcher) … led the team in RBIs and multiple-RBI games (4) … tied for the team lead in games and starts … only Tiger to make 12 or more starts at one position … threw out 10 of 23 basestealers (43 percent) … was 9-for-17 (.529) against lefthanders … hit .342 with runners on base and .357 with runners in scoring position … went 3-for-4 with three RBIs against Liberty on Feb. 16 … went 2-for-4 with a two RBIs against Boston College on March 6; hit a go-ahead, run-scoring single in the eighth inning … No. 41 ACC prospect for the 2021 draft in the preseason by D1Baseball.
2019: ACC Academic Honor Roll member … hit .143 with six runs, two doubles, three homers, 10 RBIs, a .457 slugging percentage, .295 on-base percentage, seven walks and a hit-by-pitch in 21 games (nine starts at catcher) … went 1-for-3 with a homer, two RBIs and a walk against Charlotte on Feb. 18 … hit a three-run homer in the second game of a doubleheader against VMI on Feb. 23 … hit a three-run homer against No. 11 Coastal Carolina on March 13 … No. 40 freshman in the nation in the preseason by Perfect Game … No. 11 freshman in the ACC in the preseason by Perfect Game … No. 34 freshman in the ACC in the preseason by D1Baseball … played for Hyannis in the Cape Cod League in the summer, where he hit .169 with a double, two homers, five RBIs and six runs in 22 games.
Before Clemson: Drafted in the 39th round (No. 1,172 overall pick) by the Kansas City Royals … state player-of-the-year as a senior … three-time, first-team all-state … member of the state championship team as a junior and senior … two-time all-state linebacker … lettered five times in baseball and two times in football at Miller School of Albemarle, where he was coached by Billy Wagner.
Personal: His father, Erick, played football at Virginia … his mother, Nicole, played volleyball at Lehigh … his brother, Christian, was a quarterback at Penn State from 2013-15 and was drafted in the second round by the New York Jets … his brother, Brandon, was a senior on the Penn State soccer team in 2020 and was drafted in the first round by Orlando City SC … his uncle, J.D. Hackenberg, played football at Army West Point … majoring in financial management … born Adam Mitchell Hackenberg on Sept. 8, 1999 in Palmyra, Va. •
Favorite hobby – Playing Madden•
Interesting fact about family/parents – His brother, Christian, played quarterback at Penn State•
One fact that most people don’t know – Went to a military high school in Virginia•
Favorite food or candy – Steak and white chocolate Reese’s•
Proudest childhood accomplishment – Winning back-to-back state championships his junior and senior years of high school•
Ideal vacation spot – Cape Cod•
Childhood hero – Joe Mauer•
One person, living or dead, to eat dinner with – Pat Tillman

*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide

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