Penn State fans have a new day to celebrate: Saquon Barkley Day, which will be marked in Pennsylvania in March.
The former Nittany Lions star and likely top-5 draft pick will be recognized by his home state on March 14, according to the Allentown Morning Call’s Mark Wogenrich. The resolution for Saquon Barkley Day was sponsored by state Rep. Jeanne McNeill. Barkley will be in Harrisburg, the state capital, when he’s recognized.
But that is not the only home-state appreciation for Barkley. A parade in his honor in his hometown of Coplay ― a town of fewer than 3,500 people outside of Allentown ― is set for March 24, the Morning Call reported.
Barkley is heading to the NFL after an unforgettable three-season career at Penn State. Arguably the most exciting player in program history, Barkley rushed for 3,843 yards and scored 51 touchdowns from scrimmage during his time at Penn State.
“He is a shining star of Coplay and Whitehall, loved by people there and beyond,” McNeill told the Morning Call. “And he’s going somewhere. Once he gets drafted, we might not see too much of him.”