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Saquon Barkley Graduates From Penn State

Saquon Barkley is on of the Penn State players in the NFL playoffs
Photo by New York Giants: Saquon Barkley

Saquon Barkley is one of the greatest football players in Penn State history, and now he’s a Penn State graduate.

Barkley played his last game at Penn State New Year’s Day, 2017, when he rushed for 137 yards on 18 carries and led Penn State to a Fiesta Bowl win over Washington.

The day after the game, Barkley confirmed the inevitable and declared for the NFL draft, ending his Penn State career second behind Evan Royster on the school’s all-time rushing list. Barkley also holds the school record for rushing touchdowns (43) and is second on the list in total touchdowns (53).

Months later, the New York Giants took Barkley with the second overall pick in the 2018 draft, and has played there ever since.

Although injuries have hindered his NFL career thus far, Barkley has had some success with the Giants, earning Offensive Rookie of the Year honors after the 2018 season and eclipsing 1,000 yards rushing in 2019. He suffered torn ACL in Week 2 of the 2020 season, and missed the rest of that campaign.

Barkley promised his mother that, although he wasn’t staying for his senior season, he would earn his degree, and this weekend, he officially followed through, earning his degree in communications.

 

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