BARKLEY CLAIMS SECOND-STRAIGHT SILVER FOOTBALL
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. – Junior running back Saquon Barkley (Coplay, Pa.) garnered his second Chicago Tribune Silver Football award, given to the league’s best player, it was announced today. He is the fifth player since the award’s inception in 1924 to claim the honor twice, joining the elite list of Minnesota’s Paul Giel (1952-53), Ohio State’s Archie Griffin (1973-74), Indiana’s Anthony Thompson (1988-89) and Ohio State’s Braxton Miller (2012-13).
Barkley has already collected several honors this season, winning the Paul Hornung Award for college football’s most versatile player and dominating the Big Ten Conference major awards, winning 2017 Graham-George Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, 2017 Ameche-Dayne Big Ten Running Back of the Year and 2017 Rodgers-Dwight Big Ten Return Specialist of the Year. He is also a finalist for three other national awards – Maxwell Award, Doak Walker Award, Walter Camp Player of the Year Award. The winner of those awards will be announced this evening.