Saquon Barkley Signs with Nike

By Matthew Filipovits on February 9, 2018 at 6:32 pm

Saquon Barkley got one of the coolest birthday gifts imaginable: a deal with Nike. 

A unanimous All-American this past season, Barkley is the first member of the 2018 draft class to sign with the sports gear giant.

Barkley finished his Penn State career second all-time in rushing yards with 3,843 and first in rushing touchdowns with 43.

He joins Ali Krieger of the USWNT as the only Nittany Lions to sign with Nike, whose CEO is Penn State alum Mark Parker. While the details of the deal aren't yet public, it's safe to assume Barkley will be one of the more marketable athletes for Nike going forward.