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Catcher who has the opportunity to become a starter … has shown power and good defensive abilities behind the plate … 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 Virginia Military 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 … his brother, Brandon, was a junior on the Penn State men’s soccer team in 2019 … his uncle, J.D. Hackenberg, played football at Army … 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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