It is "max out" week for the Penn State football team as winter conditioning winds down in advance of spring break and the start of spring practice. What does that mean? Very large humans are lifting very heavy things, and very fast humans are funning very fast.
One of these players is Saquon Barkley. You might remember him from past adventures like Saquon jumps over Illinois or Saquon runs through San Diego State. Today Saquon maxed out on the clean at 390 pounds. Sounds impressive, right?
What if I told you that 390 pounds was the Penn State record. Not for running backs. Not for freshman. But in the recorded history of the program. That record was set by Anthony Zettel, who is about half a foot taller and 60 pounds heavier than Mr. Barkley. Oh, and Saquon also ran the fastest 40 time on the team. NBD.
So what this all seemingly means is the guy that was able to effortlessly jump over, weave between, or bounce off of people trying to knock him over is now pound for pound the strongest person ever at Penn State and he's getting faster.
He made this look entirely too easy.