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Saquon Barkley Appears Twice In Top 25 Plays Of 2018 NFL Season

The NFL released its top 25 plays of the 2018 season on Sunday, and unsurprisingly, human highlight reel Saquon Barkley appeared on the list twice.

Barkley’s 57-yard touchdown reception against the Carolina Panthers earned the No. 25 spot on the list. He corralled a deep pass from Odell Beckham Jr. (!) at the 30-yard line before eluding a Carolina linebacker and, of course, flailing his arms in celebration along with the star wide receiver.

The No. 2 overall pick’s first career touchdown checked in at No. 22 on the list. It’s safe to say the 68-yard touchdown run was vintage Saquon Barkley; he took a seemingly innocuous run on 2nd and short and turned it into a highlight-reel play thanks to a pair of broken tackles early on. A mean stiff arm on Jacksonville safety Ronnie Harrison allowed Barkley to bounce outside and tightrope the sideline on the way to his first score in the pros.

The New York Giants’ star finished the season with 2,028 all-purpose yards and 15 total touchdowns. He became one of three rookie running backs to gain more than 2,000 all-purpose yards and racked up a host of individual awards, including rookie of the year honors from the NFL, AP, and Pro Football Writers’ Association of America.

All of Barkley’s mind-blowing success in just one pro season makes it easy to forget that he’s just getting started in the NFL.

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Patrick Arnold

Patrick Arnold is a freshman studying broadcast journalism. He's oddly obsessed with comedy, music, and high school recruiting, among other things. He can usually be found watching sports or miscellaneous things on YouTube. Feel free to contact Patrick on Twitter: @parnold10, or via Email: [email protected]

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