Saquon Barkley has a chance to win one last award as a Penn State player. Barkley was named a finalist for the Lombardi award on Monday.
The Lombardi award, which used to be an award for linemen, is now handed out to the top player in college football. Barkley is one of seven finalists, here’s the full list:
- Saquon Barkley, Penn State RB
- Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma QB
- Lamar Jackson, Louisville QB
- Shaquem Griffin, UCF LB
- Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama S
- Bryce Love, Stanford RB
- Joel Lanning, Iowa State QB/LB
Saquon Barkley named Lombardi Award finalist
— Penn State Football (@PennStateFball) January 22, 2018
Barkley finished his brilliant Penn State career with 3,843 rushing yards and 43 rushing touchdowns in just three seasons. Barkley ran for 1,271 yards and registered 632 receiving yards during his junior season in 2017. He declared for the NFL draft a day after helping Penn State beat Washington in the Fiesta Bowl.
Barkley is widely expected to be a top-10 pick and the first running back selected in the draft.