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.