Penn State’s Saquon Barkley named Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week

Penn State RB Saquon Barkley was named the Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week after returning the opening kickoff for a touchdown in the Nittany Lions’ 45-14 win over Indiana.

“That’s another example of why we said we wanted to use Saquon Barkley as a kickoff returner,” Penn State coach Franklin said after the game. “It’s a play in [which] we know we can get the ball in his hands in space. Obviously, it paid off for us [Saturday].”

This 98-yard score was Barkley’s first career return touchdown as a Nittany Lion. He averages 22.9 yard on his 7 returns this season. Barkley also threw for a touchdown on a trick play near the end of the game.
“There’s really nothing he can’t do,” linebacker Jason Cabinda said after the game. “He’s our do-it-all guy. He has a very special combination of character, skill set and work ethic. He’s a leader of our team, and you see week in and week out what he’s able to do for us.”

Both touchdowns will only add to Barkley’s Heisman campaign.

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