Watch: Saquon Barkley Debuts As Good Morning America Intern, Shares Story of His New Cleats

By Nick Polak on November 28, 2018 at 7:33 am

Saquon Barkley has been a rookie sensation for the New York Giants. In his first 11 games in the NFL, he has already racked up 829 rushing yards, 581 receiving yards, and 12 total touchdowns. And of course, he's added to his highlight reel along the way.

With each passing week, his popularity and his fame grow so to make sure he stays grounded (not that such a thing will ever be an issue for him), GMA Day invited him on the show to appear as an intern and put him to work.

After that part of the clip (which is very funny), Barkley sits down with Michael Strahan and Sara Haines to talk about his cleats for the NFL's "My Cause My Cleats" week. He shares the story of his niece, Amirah Johnson, who suffers from a disease called 22q, which is a disorder caused when there is a small missing piece of the 22nd chromosome. Barkley shares that thanks to the position he's in now, he has a way to raise awareness of the disease. To learn more about 22q, visit this website. You can also bid on Barkley's game-used cleats after the game through the NFL. All proceeds go to the charitable cause of the players' choices.

Barkley also spends some time talking about his now seven-month-old baby girl. Make sure to watch through to the end to hear Barkley talk about what he's learned from fatherhood thus far.

Saquon's cleats
The cleats Barkley will don this weekend in order to raise awareness for the disease his niece suffers from, 22q.