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Barkley nets AFCA All-America honors

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Junior running back Saquon Barkley (Coplay, Pa.) earned first-team All-America accolades as a running back from the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) today.
 
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 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 – as well as winning the Chicago Tribune Silver Football for the second-straight year for the conference’s best player.
 
The Coplay, Pennsylvania native also finished fourth in the Heisman Trophy voting and became the 100th first-team All-American in Penn State history. He has garnered first-team All-America honors from Walter Camp (running back), Associated Press (all-purpose), Football Writers Association of America (all-purpose), Sporting News (athlete) and American Football Coaches Association (running back). He was also a finalist for three other national awards – Maxwell Award, Doak Walker Award and Walter Camp Player of the Year Award.
 
Information courtesy of Penn State athletics.

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