New York Giants running back takes a hand off from Eli Manning

Breaking News: Saquon Barkley Becomes Third Rookie Back Ever to Gain over 2000 Total Yards

New York Giants Rookie sensation, Saquon Barkley, became only the third rookie running back ever to break the 2000 total yard benchmark. He did it with a 68 yard run against the Cowboys today. Barkley joins Eric Dickerson and Edgerrin James in this elite category.

The over 40-yard rushing play also puts Barkley in another impossible category of rookie running backs who had over 8 40 yard rushing plays in a single season.

Will Barkley win the Rookie of the Year award? He certainly deserves it, putting in a record-breaking performance against the formidable Cowboys in the last game of a losing season for the New York Giants. Barkley has shown leadership and heart beyond his years in what has been a consistent high-point in an otherwise disappointing year.

Go Barkley!

Stephen Tesher

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