Saquon Barkley is Gracious After Heisman Trophy Snub

By RLR Staff on December 5, 2017 at 9:40 am
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After some late-season struggles, and a monster season from Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, it was beyond a long shot that Saquon Barkley would win Penn State's first Heisman Trophy in 44 years. It was a shock, however, when the list of finalists for the award were announced on Monday and Barkley's name was nowhere to be seen.  

While Nittany Lion fans, and players, voiced their displeasure at the perceived snub, Barkley himself took a much higher road.



Over the past three seasons in Happy Valley, coaches, teammates, and others have raved about the back-to-back Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year's personality off of the field. Even in a disappointing moment, that has shined through once again.

While his shot at a Heisman are gone, Barkley is still a finalist for the Doak Walker, Maxwell, and Walter Camp Awards. Those winners will be announced later this week on ESPN's College Football Awards show. That airs on Thursday night, December 7.

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