Penn State fans might have a new favorite holiday. “Saquon Barkley Day” will be held in Pennsylvania next month.
The former Nittany Lions star and likely top-5 draft pick will be recognized by his home state on March 14, according to Mark Wogenrich of the Allentown Morning Call. The resolution for Saquon Barkley Day was sponsored by state representative Jeanne McNeill. Barkley will be in Harrisburg, the state capital, when he’s recognized.
“He is a shining star of Coplay and Whitehall, loved by people there and beyond,” McNeill told the Morning Call. “And he’s going somewhere. Once he gets drafted, we might not see too much of him.”
But that’s not the only home state appreciation of Barkley will get in March. The running back will also have a parade in his honor in his hometown of Coplay, Pa. (a town of less than 3,500 people outside of Allentown, Pa.) on March 24, the Morning Call reported.
Barkley is heading to the NFL after an unforgettable three-season career at Penn State. Arguably the most-exciting player in program history, Barkley rushed for 3,843 yards and scored 51 touchdowns from scrimmage during his time at Penn State.
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