Penn State’s Saquon Barkley is officially recognized as one of the nation’s best.
The Penn State sophomore is one of 10 semifinalists for the Doak Walker Award, which goes to the nation’s top running back. Barkley is the only Big Ten player to make the list. Barkley received the semifinal honor on Wednesday.
Through 10 games, Barkley has rushed for 1,113 yards and 13 touchdowns, adding 291 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns for the 8-2 Nittany Lions.
How good is PennStateFball RB @saquonb21?
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Larry Johnson is the only Penn State player to win the Doak Walker Award, grabbing the honor in 2002 during his 2,000-yard season. But Ki-Jana Carter (1994) and Curtis Enis (1997) were also finalists for the award.
- Kamryn Pettway, Auburn
- Saquon Barkley, Penn State
- Dalvin Cook, Florida State
- D’Onta Foreman, Texas
- Leonard Fournette, LSU
- Brian Hill, Wyoming
- Aaron Jones, UTEP
- Christian McCaffrey, Stanford
- Jeremy McNichols, Boise State
- Donnel Pumphrey, San Diego State
Barkley will find out if he’s one of three finalists on Tuesday, Nov. 22. The winner will be announced live on The Home Depot College Football Awards show on Thursday, Dec. 8 on ESPN.
Barkley is also a semifinalist for the Maxwell Award, which goes to the country’s best player.
— Penn State Football (@PennStateFball) November 16, 2016