Saquon Barkley is very good at football. Thus, Saquon Barkley is winning a lot of awards. This time, it’s the Chicago Tribune’s Silver Football Award.
The award is given annually to the Big Ten’s Most Valuable Player. Barkley split this year’s award with OSU quarterback J.T. Barrett (don’t ask, we don’t get it either). He is the fourth Penn State football player to receive the honor, following Daryll Clark, Michael Robinson and Kerry Collins.
Barkley adds this to the 2016 Graham-George Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year and the 2016 Ameche-Dayne Big Ten Running Back of the Year. The sophomore running back is averaging 128.1 all-purpose yards per game this season and has scored 19 total touchdowns, the last of which coming in the fourth quarter of the Big Ten Championship on a pass from quarterback Trace McSorley to give Penn State its first lead of the ballgame.
With at least one more year left at Penn State, Barkley is already becoming one of the best running backs in the storied history of the position at PSU.