You may think it’s Saquon Barkley’s stature and versatility that sets him apart. But his former coaches and teammates would tell you otherwise.
In an episode of ESPN’s "Mike and Mike" show, Barkley’s former coach, James Franklin, applauded Saquon, the man: "If you have an opportunity to get around him and be around him and see how he’s handled all this success at such an early age, it is remarkable. And he sets the tone for our whole organization in how he works, how he treats people, how he’s doing in school, the whole deal."
His former teammate and newly minted Denver Bronco, DaeSean Hamiliton had this to say about Barkley: "Guys like him, he could take the easy road out. Knowing how good his talent is, he could just bank on that and not have to be a leader or worry about anyone else. But he’s the exact opposite."
But perhaps Penn State defensive line coach, Sean Spencer, says it best: "He’s a tremendous character kid, and he’s always been that way."