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Pennsylvania House Resolution Creates ‘Saquon Barkley Day’

Just when you thought Saquon Barkley had it all, he just got a little bit more. Barkley is ranked at No. 1 on Mel Kiper’s Big Board, he celebrated his 21st birthday with an endorsement deal with Nike, and he even got to play me in pickup basketball.

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has now passed a resolution to create ‘Saquon Barkley Day’ in the Keystone State. Barkley will be in Harrisburg with lawmakers on March 14 for the occasion.

Saquon Barkley declared for the NFL Draft after three seasons in Happy Valley. In his time at Penn State, Barkley not only broke a whole host of school records, but he also made a lasting impression on fans and onlookers with his humility and poise.

Rep. Jeanne McNeill, the Democrat from Lehigh and representative of Barkley’s hometown of Coplay, sponsored the resolution. Barkley and his family members will participate in a parade in his hometown on March 24, according to The Allentown Morning Call. Band members from his high school and youth football players from his hometown will be involved in the parade.

McNeill called Barkley “a shining star of Coplay and Whitehall” and understands that, as a likely top-5 pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, Barkley may not be hanging around in the area for much longer. “Once he gets drafted,” McNeill reasons, “we might not see too much of him.”

Setting a time and date for the parade wasn’t straightforward, as Barkley has been in Orlando training for the NFL Combine, at which he will undoubtedly put on a show. As the Combine runs from February 27 through March 2, any time before then was out of the question.

What a way to be sent off to the NFL.

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Derek Bannister

Derek is a junior majoring in Economics and History. He is legally required to tell you that he's from right outside of Philly. Email Derek compliments and dad-jokes at [email protected]

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