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8 years ago, Ben promised to take Mary to prom. Last week it came true.

Ben and Mary’s friendship began in elementary school and was first noticed by their fourth grade teacher, Tracey Spogli. “He watched over her constantly,” Spogli told PennLive.com. “If she was looking like she wasn’t having fun, he would go over and talk to her. He would pull her in to what ever activity they were doing. He just always watched out for her.”

It was then Ben, who would later become quarterback, made his promise. But it almost never happened.

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August 28 2014                Christian Hackenberg/Penn St

College Hunk 2014  #6 Christian Hackenberg

Tall, athletic, muscular and a leader of men. Ok so Christian is perfect. Did you know that Christian went to a military school and is growing long hair for the first time in his life. Long hair or short this studly QB will lead Penn St to numerous victories on the football field. And as you can see by the way Christian acts around his teammates… This hot boy is not to shy to show what he’s got!!

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From all the wins, to the few tough losses. From the 71,000 yards, to all the touchdowns, to the few interceptions.

From all the meetings, to all the hard practices, to all the film, to all the blood, sweat and tears.

From all the Pro Bowls, to the handful of MVPs, to the two Lombardi trophies. From all the teammates, to all the opponents, to all the fans.

From the blue and white, to the blue and orange …

Sheriff,

If this is it, there’s one moment I won’t forget.

10th grade. Louisiana. At your quarterback camp.

You inspired the kid in the green shirt.

You inspired me to work hard. To be disciplined. To be respectful. To take notes.

You inspired me to love the process. To love the sweat. To love the tears.

But most of all …

You inspired me to love the game.

Thanks, Peyton.

If this is it,

Thanks.

RUSSELL WILSON / SENIOR EDITOR