Barkley victor of Silver Football

PSU's Barkley wins Hornung Award

PSU's Barkley wins Hornung Award

Barkley received nine of a possible 13 first-place votes (coaches can not vote for their own players) plus three second-place votes.

Now, almost a week later, the stellar back will not be going home with the Heisman, Walter Camp or Doak Walker Awards.

College football award season is not yet over, but it's quickly wrapping up, and Saquon Barkley continues to get his fill of honors. Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield and Stanford running back Bryce Love took home the Maxwell and Doak Walker, respectively.


By an overwhelming margin, they voted Barkley the victor of the 2017 Chicago Tribune Silver Football, awarded annually to the league's best player.

Barkley's 594 receiving yards are second-most among running backs, his 16 scrimmage plays of 30 yards or more rank third nationally, and the junior's 28.4 yards per kick return are third-best among Power 5 players.

Or, given that it occurred on college football's grand stage, The Run. He is the second player in Big Ten history to win three major conference awards, joining last year's Paul Hornung Award victor, Michigan's Jabrill Peppers (Defensive Player of the Year, Linebacker of the Year, Return Specialist of the Year). He did score a league-high 21 touchdowns but finished fourth in the Big Ten in rushing yards, with 1,134, behind a suspect line.

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