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Saquon Barkley Fulfills Lifelong Promise To Buy His Parents A House

Saquon Barkley announced Tuesday night on Instagram that he’s finally fulfilled one of his lifelong dreams: purchasing his parents their own house. That NFL salary does have its perks.

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“Something I promised my parents, ever since I was a young kid,” Barkley said on Instagram. “Finally be able to achieve that goal is the most amazing feeling. Every kid out there that has a dream continue to keep your head down and work your butt off, great things will come along the way.”

Long before Penn State’s star running back was chosen second overall in the 2018 NFL Draft, he vowed his first major purchase would be a home for his parents. Saquon’s parents, Alibay and Tonya, will reap the benefits of their son’s promise in a house that certainly looks fit for a weekly NFL watch party.

Buying his parents a house is just one more accomplishment on Barkley’s laundry list of offseason activities, which also includes becoming a father and featuring in ESPN’s annual Body Issue.

Still-No. 26 will likely make his NFL debut as a New York Giant in 74 days against the Jacksonville Jaguars at MetLife Stadium.

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In the most upsetting turn of events, Mikey graduated from Penn State with a digital & print journalism degree in the spring of 2020. He covered Penn State football and served as an editor for Onward State from 2018 until his graduation. Mikey is from Bedminster, New Jersey, so naturally, he spends lots of time yelling about all the best things his home state has to offer. Mikey also loves to play golf, but he sucks at it because golf is really hard. If you, for some reason, feel compelled to see what Mikey has to say on the internet, follow him on Twitter @Mikey_Mandarino. You can also get in touch with Mikey via his big-boy email address: [email protected]

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