Indianapolis, Ind.--On Wednesday it was Peyton Barber's turn to talk to the media at the NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. From talking about his mother's homelessness being his reason for turning pro and leaving Auburn early to talking about his own personal struggles, Barber became an inspirational story from day one of the combine.
"I told the Auburn press that there were just some things I am going through with my family," Barber said. "I don't know if anybody really knows, but my mom, she's homeless right now. I'm just kind of doing it for her.
"Right now she's staying with me sister," he added. "It's her and her three kids staying in an apartment back home."
There is even more the former Auburn running back is dealing with as well, and Barber discusses the academic issues he dealt with when arriving at Auburn and how that has become a positive for him in this video.