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Penn State's Saquon Barkley Named to USA Today Freshman All-America Team

Hey, USA Today got one right this time!

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After a wildly successful freshman season, Penn State phenom Saquon Barkley was named to the USA Today Freshman All-America team. It had to be one of the most obvious selections for the team, as Barkley not only established himself as Penn State's top running back and one of the best in the Big Ten, but as one of the brightest future stars at the position across the entire country.

Barkley finished his record-breaking true freshman season with 1,007 rushing yards on 165 carries, good for an average of 6.1 yards per carry. He also caught 15 passes for 148 yards (9.9 yards per reception). In total, Barkley amassed 8 touchdowns.

Barkley's achievements are made even more impressive when you consider that he did all of this in just nine games (he technically played in ten games, but he only received one carry against Temple). Not to mention the fact that he only carried the ball eight times against San Diego State, so in reality, he accumulated those stats in about 8 1/2 games.

Barkley will look to put the cherry on top of what was a phenomenal debut season at Penn State by running over Georgia's 48th ranked rushing defense.

Barkley is joined on the Freshman All-America team by one other Big Ten player- Ohio State defensive lineman, Sam Hubbard.

Congratulations, Saquon! Keep this up, and you'll be on the real All-America team before long.