Saquon Barkley is an American football player who currently plays as a running back for the New York Giants in the National Football League (NFL).
He was born on February 9, 1997, in Bronx, New York, and grew up in Coplay, Pennsylvania.
Barkley played college football at Penn State University, where he was a consensus All-American and won the Paul Hornung Award as the most versatile player in college football.
Barkley was selected by the New York Giants with the second overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
In his rookie season, he had an outstanding performance, rushing for 1,307 yards and 11 touchdowns, and catching 91 passes for 721 yards and 4 touchdowns.
He was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and was also selected to the Pro Bowl.
Injuries have hampered Barkley’s career in recent years, but he remains one of the most talented and dynamic players in the NFL.
He is known for his incredible speed, agility, and strength, as well as his ability to catch passes out of the backfield.
Off the field, Barkley is also known for his philanthropic work, including his support for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and his own charity, the Saquon Barkley Family Foundation.
Saquon Barkley wife
Barkley is not married, although, he has been in a relationship with Anna Congdon since 2017.
According to US Magazine, the couple met in college and have been together ever since.
Additionally, they have two children together, a daughter named Jada Clare Barkley and a son named Saquon Barkley Jr.
Saquon Barkley career
Barkley was drafted by the New York Giants in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
He played college football at Penn State, where he was a consensus All-American and won the Paul Hornung Award as the most versatile player in college football.
Barkley burst onto the NFL scene in his rookie season, rushing for 1,307 yards and 11 touchdowns while also catching 91 passes for 721 yards and 4 touchdowns.
He was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and was selected to the Pro Bowl.
In his second season, Barkley was hampered by injuries and played in only 13 games, rushing for 1,003 yards and 6 touchdowns while catching 52 passes for 438 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Unfortunately, Barkley suffered a torn ACL in Week 2 of the 2020 season, which caused him to miss the remainder of the year.
He returned to the field in 2021, but struggled to regain his form and finished the season with 593 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns, along with 43 receptions for 251 yards and 1 touchdown.
Despite his recent struggles, Barkley is still considered one of the most talented running backs in the NFL and has the potential to be a dominant force for years to come.
His career statistics through three seasons include 2,833 rushing yards, 17 rushing touchdowns, 202 receptions, 1,676 receiving yards and 8 receiving touchdowns.