Auburn Running Back Peyton Barber Entered Draft to Help Homeless Mother

Former Auburn University running back Peyton Barber speaks to the media about his choice to leave Auburn early to help his mom who is currently homeless.

Peyton Barber, former running back at Auburn, declared for the NFL Draft not for himself, but to help his mother. 

According to, when asked why he decided to enter the draft after his sophomore season, Barber replied, "My mother is homeless right now."

Barber went on to say that his mother did not pressure him into declaring, but rather he "just decided to do what's best for me and my family."

While Barber did have a solid season with the Tigers, rushing for 1,017 yards, he will face off against established rushers Ezekiel Elliott and Derrick Henry during the combine process. 

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