PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

ESPN Names Saquon Barkley 66th-Best Player In College Football

This time last year, you’d be hard-pressed to find many casual college football fans who knew the name Saquon Barkley. With a dazzling freshman season and plenty of program records already in his back pocket, Barkley is no longer a stranger to the national scene. ESPN.com confirmed as much Tuesday, ranking Barkley No. 66 on its countdown of the 100 best college players.

Barkley received high praise by ESPN’s panel of 32 writers/analysts, who gave him an average score of 7.36 out of 10. Barkley is ranked well ahead of notable running backs like Baylor’s Shock Linwood (No. 96), Georgia’s Sony Michel (No. 95), Wisconsin’s Corey Clement (No. 91), and Washington’s Myles Gaskin (No. 73). Pitt standout James Conner, who the Nittany Lions will face on the road in week two, was barely listed above Barkley at No. 63. The top 60 players have yet to be revealed, and Barkley is the lone Nittany Lion recognized thus far.

He leads a talented young crop of tailbacks in Charles Huff’s position room, as redshirt sophmore Mark Allen, redshirt freshman Andre Robinson, and true freshman Miles Sanders jockey for playing time behind No. 26.

Penn State starts fall camp on Thursday in preparation for its season opener against Kent State on Sept. 3 in Beaver Stadium.

About the Author

Ethan Kasales

Ethan’s a senior journalism major who grew up in Lemont, a few minutes from campus. When he’s not covering Penn State sports, you can usually find him golfing or teaching snowboarding at Tussey Mountain. Feel free to email him at [email protected]

Comments

More by Ethan

Shea Moyer Lifts Penn State Women’s Soccer Past West Virginia 1-0

Sophomore midfielder Shea Moyer scored the game-winning goal in the 80th minute of a rainy season opener at Jeffrey Field.

Penn State Women’s Soccer Poised For Strong 2018 Season

Nick Scott Evolving Into Seasoned Leader For Penn State

Athletics

Shea Moyer Lifts Penn State Women’s Soccer Past West Virginia 1-0

Sophomore midfielder Shea Moyer scored the game-winning goal in the 80th minute of a rainy season opener at Jeffrey Field.

Penn State Women’s Soccer Poised For Strong 2018 Season

Incoming Penn State Track & Field Athlete Kristian Marche Shot To Death In Philadelphia

Former Women’s Gymnastics Coach Files Lawsuit Against Penn State Over Handling Of Abuse Allegations

Men’s Soccer Trio, Reading United Win PDL Eastern Conference Title, Fall Short Of National Championship

Student Life

Start The Semester Off Right With These Welcome Week Activities

Don your brightly-colored college shirt and officially begin your Penn State career with these Welcome Week activities.

Nike Releases New Penn State Sneakers

Penn State Parking Office Runs Into Student Permit Purchase Issues

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

Join Onward State: Fall 2018 Application

Onward State is hiring for the fall semester and we’d love to have you join us.

Start The Semester Off Right With These Welcome Week Activities

Don your brightly-colored college shirt and officially begin your Penn State career with these Welcome Week activities.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Assessing Penn State’s Front Seven Following Tuesday’s Medical Retirements

Penn State’s defensive line rotation will be shaken up following Ryan Buchholz’s medical retirement from football, while the coaching staff is letting the linebackers duel it out during camp.

Send this to a friend