March 14 is officially Saquon Barkley Day.
The former Penn State running back and Coplay native was recognized by State Representative Jeanne McNeill Wednesday at the Pennsylvania State Capitol.
McNeill read a resolution declaring March 14 Saquon Barkley Day across the commonwealth in front of Barkley, his parents and other lawmakers.
"I'm proud to present to Saquon HR697," said McNeill. "He's here to be recognized as one of the best running backs to ever come from Pennsylvania who's about to be one of the top picks in the NFL draft and is a shining example of what a young man should be."
Barkley graduated from Whitehall High School. He went on to play for three years at Penn State University and could now be the top pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. McNeill says he'll be loved and supported wherever he lands but fingers crossed a Pennsylvania team picks him up
"I really hope someday you come back to be an Eagle or a Steeler and we keep you here," said McNeill.
The Saquon celebrations continue on March 24 where he'll be honored with a parade in his hometown of Coplay. The parade starts at noon and will roll down Chestnut Street.
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