New York Giants rookie running back Saquon Barkley fulfilled a career dream, purchasing his parents a home in their home state of Pennsylvania.
Saquon Barkley has yet to play a down in professional football, but he has already accomplished one of his career goals.
In an Instagram post from last night, Barkley, 21, stood proudly in front of a house he bought for his parents, Alibay Barkley and Tonya Johnson. His caption included a recognition of his goal, as well an inspiring message for others to do accomplish their own.
Though born in The Bronx, Barkley, a Penn State alum, has been located in Pennsylvania, specifically, the Leigh Valley, since he was five years old when his family moved to the area, eventually settling in the town of Coplay.
Judging by the realtor sign, Rudy Amelio Real Estate, the home appears to be located in or near Allentown, PA. The state commemorated Barkley’s accomplishments in blue and white last March when the state declared March 14 Saquon Barkley Day.
After speaking at the State Capitol in Harrisburg, Barkley was honored in Coplay two weeks later with a parade.
The theme of family has already been huge for Barkley, who became a father on April 24 just two days before the New York Giants made him the second overall selection in the 2018 NFL Draft.
His Instagram profile carried on that theme hours later, as Barkley posted a brief video in the “Stories” section featuring the girl, named Jada Clare, donned in an Instagram filter.
Barkley, along with all other Giants rookies, is expected to return to East Rutherford on July 22 for training camp.
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