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#17 Adam Hackenberg

Adam Hackenberg - Baseball - Clemson University Athletics
Position:
C
Height:
6-1
Weight:
225
Class:
*So.
Hometown:
Palmyra, Va.
High School:
Miller School of Albemarle
B/T:
R-R
* - Redshirt
BIO

Career Stats

Two-time ACC Academic Honor Roll member … a career .250 hitter with a .389 slugging percentage and .345 on-base percentage in 71 games (58 starts) over three seasons … had 12 doubles, six homers, 42 RBIs, 26 runs, 23 walks, 10 hit-by-pitches and two steals.

2021: Drafted in the 18th round (No. 545 overall pick) by the Chicago White Sox and signed in July … team co-captain … hit .258 with 17 runs, seven doubles, three homers, 17 RBIs, a .392 slugging percentage, .357 on-base percentage, 13 walks, six hit-by-pitches and a steal in 33 games (32 starts, including 25 at catcher and seven as the DH) … missed the first 13 games of the season due to injury … went 2-for-4 with three RBIs, a run and walk at Boston College on March 26 … went 2-for-6 with a double, RBI and run in the first game of a doubleheader against Boston College on March 27 … went 2-for-4 with a homer and double against Virginia on April 10 … went 3-for-6 with a double, two RBIs and a run against No. 4 Louisville on May 2 … went 4-for-4 with a homer, three RBIs and three runs against Louisville in the ACC Tournament on May 25 … hit a three-run homer on a 3-2 pitch and 14th pitch of the plate appearance against No. 17 Georgia Tech in the ACC Tournament on May 26; was 5-for-9 with two homers, six RBIs and four runs in two ACC Tournament games … Buster Posey National Collegiate Catcher-of-the-Year Watch List member in the preseason.

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