Plaxico Burress thinks Penn State’s Saquon Barkley should have won Heisman Trophy

Penn state running back Saquon Barkley was not in New York for Saturday’s Heisman Trophy presentation, as he was not a finalist for the award. Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield won in a landslide, but one former Michigan State wide receiver thinks the committee got it wrong.

Barkley was an early Heisman favorite, and ended up finishing the regular season with 1,134 yards and 16 TD on 199 carries. He electrified the college football world early in the season, before tailing off a bit as the season wore on. He received the fourth-most first-place votes for the Heisman (15) behind Mayfield (732), Stanford’s Bryce Love (75) and Louisville’s Lamar Jackson (47).

Burress played two spectacular seasons for the Spartans, recording 131 catches for 2,155 yards and 20 touchdowns. He set a Spartans single-season record with 12 touchdown catches in 1999, before getting selected eighth overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2000 NFL Draft.

He went on to play for four teams in the NFL, retiring in 2013. He caught the game-winning touchdown pass from Eli Manning in the New York Giants’ 17-14 win over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII.

Burress doesn’t have a Heisman vote, but on Saturday night he made it clear his would’ve gone to Barkley.

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