Saquon Barkley officially has taken his place among the greats at Penn State. Barkley’s photo recently was added to Penn State’s wall of first-team All-Americans, and the star running back was the 100th player to earn that distinction in program history.
Penn State tweeted a picture of Barkley’s photo Tuesday morning.
Saquon Barkley gets picture on Penn State’s wall of All-Americans
— Penn State Football (@PennStateFball) March 27, 2018
Barkley will be in the conversation as of one of the best and most exciting offensive players in Penn State history. Barkley accounted for 54 touchdowns and 5,038 yards from scrimmage during his three memorable seasons in a Nittany Lions uniform. Barkley likely will be a top-5 pick in the NFL draft in April.
Barkley took some time off of training for the draft to return to his hometown last weekend. A parade was thrown in Barkley’s honor in Coplay, Pa., on Saturday. It also was announced that Whitehall High School would retire his No. 21 jersey.
“That might mean even more than the All-America thing at Penn State,” Barkley said. “At college you walk through that hallway every single day and you see that [All-America] wall, and that’s your goal and it was the same way at Whitehall. When you walk in the field house you see those two footballs and you want to make it on that football.”