Saquon Barkley is an American football player who plays as a running back for the New York Giants. Saquon Barkley was born on February 9, 1997, he is a junior player and just concluded his rookie season. The 23-year-old in his first season at NFL set some records for his franchise and the league. The young running back is in the very early stage of his career. Prior to his NFL career, Barkley played college football for Penn State for three seasons. Saquon holds the record of most catches in a game by a rookie with 14, the highest states posted by a rookie player in NFL.
Saquon Barkley Career Details
Barkley started his career by playing for Penn State. As a freshman, Barkley scored a spot in his team quickly in 2015. During his first-year season campaign at Penn State, Barkley had the record of 183 yards for 1,076 yards and seven touchdowns. Coaches, fans, and colleagues praised him for his performance in his first year. Barkley was also honored with BTN.com Freshman of the year. Barkley was also named as the semi-finalist for the Maxwell Award in November 2016.
In the 2018 NFL Draft, Barkley was drafted by The New York Giants as the second overall pick. The same year, Barkley signed a deal worth $31.2 for four years. Barkley had a successful rookie campaign. He was also ranked No. 16 on the NFL’s list of “Top 100 Players of 2019”.
In 2018, Barkley won Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year, FedEx Ground Player of the year, and NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. He was also been announced as a team member of the PFWA All-Rookie Team.
The 2019 season was also a successful one for Barkley as he completed his sophomore season by breaking the records of having 1000 rushing yards in the first two seasons. He was the only running back in Giant’s history to achieve that. Despite being injured in the season with an ankle sprain, he still managed to win the award in week 16 of “NFC Offensive Player of the Week”.
In the year 2020, Barkley suffered a serious knee injury which was later confirmed by the doctors as “torn ACL”. Due to the injury, he couldn’t play any more games for the 2020 season. He is expected to come back for the new 2021 season.
Saquon Barkley Bio: Age, Early Life, Parents
Saquon Barkley was born in New York. Barkley’s father’s name is Alibay and his mother’s name is Tonya Johnson. He was a boxer and Barkley’s brother is a star baseball player. Saquon Barkley attended Whitehall High School in Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania.
Saquon Barkley Dating History And Marriage Details
Saquon Barkley is in a relationship with his longtime girlfriend, Anna Congdon. The two have a daughter named Jada Clare.
Saquon Barkley Houses And Cars
The 23-year-old once made a vow to his parents that one day he’d buy a house for them, and the young and record-breaking running back a few years ago already had fulfilled his dream. He shared on Instagram a view of the Lehigh Valley house he bought for his parents. Barkley is young and all the achievements he will receive will be for his career but this one is the win for his parents and for Barkley as a son. The young NFL player is smart enough to realize that the life of the “high society” is not all that comforting. Barkley does not want to waste his cash on any extravagant transactions.