Penn State running back Saquon Barkley has been selected as a second-team Sporting News All-American. The selection is the latest honor for the standout sophomore who has already been named the Graham-George Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, the Associated Press Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year and the Ameche-Dayne Big Ten Running Back of the Year award this season. He was also a unanimous first team selection by the conference coaches and media to the All-Big Ten first-team.
Barkley is also up for the Chicago Tribune Silver Football Award, given to the Big Ten's Most Valuable Player. The award, which will be presented next week, has ben previously won by Kerry Collins, Michael Robinson and Daryll Clark.
http://www.scout.com/college/penn-state/story/1735481-going-fast-snag-ps... Barkley is the first Nittany Lion running back to earn All-American honors since 2002 when Larry Johnson was a first-team selection. He is the first All-American selection for PSU since 2013 Allen Robinson was a first-team pick and John Urschel was a third team selection.
The sophomore running back leads the Big Ten in rushing touchdowns with 19 and is second in the conference in rushing yards with 1,302, just two yards behind Wisconsin's Corey Clement. Barkley broke the PSU sophomore rushing record and is now 10th on PSU's all-time single-season rushing list. He is also the sophomore leader in all-time scoring with 114 points this season.