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Barkley Claims Second-Straight Silver Football

December 7, 2017

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Junior running back is fifth player to claim two Silver Football honors since 1924

Dec. 7, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. – Junior running back Saquon Barkley (Coplay, Pa.) garnered his second Chicago Tribune Silver Football award, given to the league’s best player, it was announced today. He is the fifth player since the award’s inception in 1924 to claim the honor twice, joining the elite list of Minnesota’s Paul Giel (1952-53), Ohio State’s Archie Griffin (1973-74), Indiana’s Anthony Thompson (1988-89) and Ohio State’s Braxton Miller (2012-13).

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 Conference 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. He is also a finalist for three other national awards – Maxwell Award, Doak Walker Award, Walter Camp Player of the Year Award. The winner of those awards will be announced this evening.

Saquon Barkley, RB, Jr./Jr., 5-11, 230, Coplay, Pa./Whitehall

The ninth-ranked Nittany Lions win face No. 11 Washington in the Playstation Fiesta Bowl Saturday, Dec. 30 at 4 p.m. (ET) in Glendale, Arizona. Fans can visit for more information.

Penn State season ticket renewals and Nittany Lion Club membership renewals also are underway for the 2018 Penn State Football season presented by PSECU. The ticket invoice and Nittany Lion Club renewal deadline is Feb. 1, 2018. For information on joining the Nittany Lion Club and purchasing new 2018 season tickets, as well as club seating in Beaver Stadium, fans can visit, call 1-800-NITTANY weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. or visit the Bryce Jordan Center ticket office weekdays from 10 a.m-6 p.m.

Nearly 1,800 new season tickets have already been sold for the 2018 campaign.