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New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley gives back in the South Bronx

Saquon Barkley
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New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley gave out school supplies to children in the South Bronx this past weekend.

Over the weekend, New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley made an appearance at the Patterson Houses, a housing project in the South Bronx. While there, Barkley gave out school supplies as well as backpacks to children.

“Anytime you’re blessed in a position where God blesses you to have an impact on your community and an impact on other people, you want to take advantage of that,” Saquon said, per Dean Meminger of Spectrum News. “I’m just blessed and fortunate enough to be able to give back.”

Barkley, who is entering his second year with Big Blue, was born in the Bronx. During his rookie season, Barkley led the league with 2,028 rushing yards and was awarded the Pepsi Rookie of the Year, the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year, and the FedEx Ground Player of the year. He was also given his first Pro Bowl nod.

Ultimately, the star running back gave his own insight on success to the young kids.

“You can do whatever in this world that you want to. Whatever you want to be,” Barkley said. “If you want to be an NFL running back, you want to be a champ, you want to be a doctor or anything you want to be—anything is possible as long as you put your mind to it, have the right mindset and the right work ethic. You can accomplish anything.”

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.