Saquon Barkley will be in Harrisburg for ‘Saquon Barkley Day’
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Saquon Barkley was celebrated nearly every Saturday during the season by Penn State fans.
Now, he’ll be celebrated by the entire state on March 14, as it has been officially declared “Saquon Barkley Day” in Pennsylvania.
The former Penn State running back and future first-round draft pick will be in Harrisburg that date in honor of his day. The resolution was sponsored by Rep. Jeanne McNeill (D-Lehigh) in the Pennsylvania House.
“He is a shining star of Coplay and Whitehall, loved by people there and beyond,” McNeill told The Morning Call. “And he’s going somewhere. Once he gets drafted, we might not see too much of him.”
On March 24, Barkley will be honored with a parade in his hometown of Coplay. According to The Morning Call, the parade will begin at noon and roll down Chestnut Street to Coplay’s Saylor Park. Members of the Whitehall High School band, cheerleaders and choir.
Saquon Barkley Day will come a few weeks after NFL Combine, where running backs are scheduled for March 2. Barkley is widely expected to get drafted early in the first round after rushing for 3,843 yards and scoring 51 touchdowns from scrimmage during his time at Penn State.
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