Saquon Barkley

Saquon Barkley

#26 Running Back
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2023-2024 REGULAR SEASON STATS
247 ATT
962 YDS
36 LNG
6 TD
68.7 Y/G

Personal Information

Full Name Saquon Barkley
DOB (Age) 07-02-1997 (27 yrs)
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.82 m)
Weight 232 lbs (105 kgs)
Born Bronx, NY
College Penn State University
Draft 2018 - Rd: 1, Pick: 2 (NYG)

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Travis Kelce challenges brother Jason as Saquon Barkley sets off drinking debate: "I'm gonna get to the bottom of this" Travis Kelce challenges brother Jason as Saquon Barkley sets off drinking debate: "I'm gonna get to the bottom of this"
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Saquon Barkley criticizes overreaction to hip-drop tackle ban: "Everyone's going crazy, freaking out" Saquon Barkley criticizes overreaction to hip-drop tackle ban: "Everyone's going crazy, freaking out"
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Saquon Barkley: A Brief Biography

Saquon Barkley, a dynamic and explosive running back, currently plays for the New York Giants in the National Football League (NFL). Barkley was drafted by the Giants with the second overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Since then, he has emerged as one of the league's most electrifying players. Saquon Barkley's NFL career has been highlighted by his exceptional athleticism, versatility, and playmaking ability. Barkley rose to become a focal point of the N.Y. Giants’ offense with his penchant for making unpredictable plays along with quarterback Daniel Jones. Read more to get to know all about the electrifying running back.


Saquon Barkley
Saquon Barkley, Image Source: Fox News


Saquon Barkley's Personal Information

Full NameSaquon Rasul Quevis Barkley
Date of BirthFeb 9, 1997
Age26
NationalityAmerican
Height6 ft (1.83 m)
Draft2018 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2
PositionRunning Back
Current Team(s)New York Giants
DebutSeptember 9, 2018
NicknameSay-Say
GirlfriendAnna Congdon


Saquon Barkley Early Life

Saquon Barkley was born in February 1997 in The Bronx in New York. His family shifted to Pennsylvania when he was still young. Barkley attended Whitehall High School in Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania, a member of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, a prestigious group of sizable high schools in the Lehigh Valley and Poconos that is well-known around the country for producing a sizable number of NFL players and other professional athletes.


From his sophomore to senior year at Whitehall High School, Barkley carried for 3,646 yards and 63 touchdowns, including 1,856 yards and 31 touchdowns as a senior. To play collegiate football, Barkley, a four-star recruit, committed to Penn State. He switched from Rutgers to Penn State after initially committing to Rutgers.


Saquon Barkley's college career at Penn State University was nothing short of exceptional. From 2015 to 2017, he showcased his immense talent, versatility, and playmaking ability, establishing himself as one of the premier running backs in college football. Let's delve into the details of each of Barkley's college seasons, including his statistics and notable achievements:


In his first year at Penn State, Barkley wasted no time making an impact. Despite sharing the backfield with other talented running backs, he quickly emerged as the team's primary rushing threat. Barkley finished his freshman season with 1,076 rushing yards on 182 carries, averaging an impressive 5.9 yards per carry. He recorded seven rushing touchdowns, showcasing his ability to find the end zone. Barkley's contributions didn't stop there, as he also displayed his receiving skills, amassing 161 receiving yards on 20 receptions.


Barkley's sophomore campaign saw him build upon his promising freshman year and solidify his status as a top-tier running back. He displayed remarkable consistency and explosiveness throughout the season. Barkley amassed 1,496 rushing yards on 272 carries, averaging 5.5 yards per carry. He recorded a staggering 18 rushing touchdowns, becoming a scoring machine for the Nittany Lions. Barkley's versatility was on full display as a receiver as well, contributing 402 receiving yards on 28 receptions with four receiving touchdowns.


In his final year at Penn State, he showcased his remarkable athleticism, game-breaking speed, and uncanny ability to make defenders miss. Barkley recorded 1,271 rushing yards on 217 carries, averaging 5.9 yards per carry. He found the end zone on the ground 18 times, mirroring his sophomore season touchdown total. Additionally, Barkley made significant contributions in the passing game, tallying 632 receiving yards on 54 receptions with three receiving touchdowns.


Saquon Barkley's outstanding performances throughout his college career earned him numerous accolades and recognition. He received multiple prestigious awards, including the Paul Hornung Award (2017) for being the most versatile player in college football. Barkley was also named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year (2016) and earned First-Team All-Big Ten honors in consecutive seasons (2016, 2017). Furthermore, he was named a consensus All-American in 2017, solidifying his place among the best players in the nation.


Saquon Barkley's Personal Life

Saquon Barkley is a native of New York, where he plays now for the N.Y. Born in The Bronx, Saquon Barkley’s family shifted to Pennsylvania for a safer neighborhood to grow up in. Barkley grew up as a fan of the New York Jets and idolized the famous Jets’ running back Curtis Martin. Barkley’s family moved to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania when he was five and later settled in Coplay, Pennsylvania in 2005. Barkley grew up in a family who were involved in sports and that impact on his childhood motivated him to grow up to be a professional football player. He comes from a Christian family and follows the faith too.


The state of Pennsylvania paid tribute to Barkley, for his achievements as a player and his involvement in activities to help people around Pennsylvania. In 2018, the Pennsylvania legislature approved declaring March 14 as "Saquon Barkley Day" as a state holiday. Barkley and his family took part in a procession through Coplay, Pennsylvania, where he was born and raised. The parade also featured the marching band from Whitehall High School and young players from the league where Barkley played youth football.


Saquon Barkley has been actively involved in charitable initiatives and community work throughout his career. Barkley established his foundation, the Saquon Barkley Family Foundation, which aims to make a positive impact on the lives of underserved youth and their families. The foundation focuses on education, fitness, and supporting those affected by pediatric cancer.


He is also involved with the Family Boys Hope Girls Hope. They offer high school kids from underprivileged backgrounds academic support, college access, wellness services, and therapy.


Barkley has been an active supporter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which grants wishes to children with critical illnesses. He has met and spent time with children, fulfilling their wishes and bringing joy to their lives. Barkley has also supported the Thirst Project, a nonprofit organization that aims to bring safe drinking water to communities in need around the world. Through his involvement, he helps raise awareness and funds for this vital cause.


Barkley is also involved in business ventures to expand his worth beyond his NFL career. He is an active Bitcoin investor. He has also invested in X2, a sports and energy drink supporting cleanliness and sustainability. He has also been involved with ‘Granted’ which auctions days with NFL players and raises money to donate the proceeds to charities.


Saquon Barkley's NFL Journey

Saquon Barkley was selected by the New York Giants as the second overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Instantly, he made an impact, showcasing his exceptional speed, agility, and power. Barkley quickly established himself as one of the most dynamic and versatile running backs in the league.


In his rookie season, Barkley took the NFL by storm. He rushed for 1,307 yards with an impressive average of 5.0 yards per carry, recording 11 rushing touchdowns. Additionally, he showcased his skills as a pass-catcher, tallying 91 receptions for 721 yards and four receiving touchdowns. Barkley's exceptional performance earned him numerous accolades, including the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, a Pro Bowl selection, and a First-Team All-Pro recognition.


Unfortunately, Barkley faced a setback in his second season as he suffered a high ankle sprain, causing him to miss several games. Despite the injury, he still managed to surpass the 1,000-yard rushing mark, finishing the season with 1,003 rushing yards, six rushing touchdowns, and 52 receptions for 438 receiving yards.


Barkley made it to the NFL Top 100 Players list consecutively in 2019 and 2020. Barkley faced a severe knee injury in Week 2 of the 2020-21 NFL season and had to sit out the remainder of the season being placed on the injured reserve list.


On April 28, 2021, the Giants picked up the fifth-year option on Barkley's contract, worth a guaranteed $7.217 million for the 2022 season. In the 2021 season, Barkley had 593 rushing yards, two rushing touchdowns, 41 receptions, 263 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns in 13 games.


Barkley helped the N.Y. Giants to a first playoff appearance in four years starting all 16 of the games in the regular season. He finished the regular season with 1312 rushing yards, 10 rushing touchdowns and a total of 295 rushing attempts. The Giants placed a non-exclusive franchise tag on Saquon Barkley for the 2023-24 NFL season.


Saquon Barkley Family Background

Saquon Barkley, born on February 9, 1997, in the Bronx, New York, comes from a close-knit and supportive family. Saquon Barkley's father is Alibay Barkley, and his mother is Tonya Johnson. Both of his parents have played significant roles in his life and have been instrumental in his development as a person and as an athlete. Saquon Barkley has often expressed his gratitude for his parents' influence and support throughout his football journey. They have been present at his games, cheering him on and providing encouragement every step of the way. Barkley's parents have instilled values of hard work, dedication, and perseverance, which have shaped his character and work ethic. Barkley is one of six siblings in the family. He has three brothers and two sisters.


Saquon Barkley’s father Alibay Barkley was a boxer and his uncle Alibay Jr. was a professional baseball player who was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in the MLB. Barkley’s great uncle Iran Barkley was an accomplished professional boxer. In addition to holding the WBC middleweight title from 1988 to 1989, the IBF super middleweight title from 1992 to 1993, and the WBA light heavyweight title in 1992, he has held world titles in all three other weight classes. At the 1982 World Championships, while he was still an amateur boxer, Iran Barkley took home the bronze medal in the middleweight division.


Saquon Barkley has two children with his girlfriend Anna Congdon. They have a daughter named Jada Clare Barkley and a son named Saquon Barkley Jr. His daughter Jada Clare was born in 2018 around the time Barkley was drafted in the NFL. His daughter Anna Congdon was born in 2022.


Saquon Barkley Girlfriend


Saquon Barkley's Girlfriend
Saquon Barkley with his Girlfriend, Image Source: US Weekly


Saquon Barkley is currently in a long-term relationship with his girlfriend Anna Congdon. Anna Congdon is well-known as an Instagram model and has a strong presence on social media. She has drawn notice for posting impressive photos that hold her audience's interest. Congdon has a sizable online fan base, with an outstanding total of more than 5,054 followers on Twitter and close to 87.6k followers on Instagram. She is involved with VSCO, one of the most prominent photography companies in contemporary times.


Saquon Barkley and Anna Congdon met while studying at Penn State. In December 2016, they went to a Pi Kappa Phi fraternity formal together as their relationship deepened. In February 2017, Congdon publicly declared her love for Barkley by wishing him a happy birthday in a sentimental post that was accompanied by a cute picture. This marked the beginning of their romance on Instagram. The couple have been together ever since and even have two beautiful children together.


Saquon Barkley's Social Media

Saquon Barkley is most active on the social media platform Instagram. He has around 3 million followers on his Instagram. He often posts pictures of him playing for the Giants and also puts in training videos of himself too. He has around 500,000 followers on Twitter and his bio reads ‘#proudfather’.


Saquon Barkley's Net Worth

Saquon Barkley has a net worth of $45 million in 2023. He has earned most of his net worth from his NFL earnings with his NFL earnings culminating up to $35 million. Barkley has also signed various endorsement deals which have added to his net worth too.


Net Worth in 2023$45 Million
Net Worth in 2022$41 Million
Net Worth in 2021$37 Million
Net Worth in 2020$33 Million
Net Worth in 2019$30 Million
Net Worth in 2018$27 Million


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Saquon Barkley Brand Ambassador

Saquon Barkley is signed to several endorsement deals and is considered a brand ambassador for them. His most notable endorsement deals include brands such as Nike, Pepsi and Visa. Here is a comprehensive list of Saquan Barkley’s brand engagements:


  • Nike

  • Pepsi

  • Visa

  • Dunkin'Donuts

  • X2 Performance (Energy Drinks & Supplements)

  • Gillette

  • Microsoft Surface

  • Oikos

  • Rocket Mortgage

  • Verizon

  • Hulu

  • Campbell's Chunky

  • Citi Bank

  • Old Spice

  • Bose

  • Pandora

  • Panera Bread

  • Extreme Networks



Saquon Barkley Career Stats

Regular Season

YearTeamGamesRushingReceiving
GPGSAttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLngTD
2018NYG16162611,3075.07811917217.9574
2019NYG13132171,0034.6686524388.4652
2020NYG2219341.88066010200
2021NYG13131625933.7412412636.4542
2022NYG16162951,3124.46810573385.9410
Total60609544,2494.578292471,8207.4658


Postseason

YearTeamGamesRushingReceiving
GPGSAttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLngTD
2022NYG22181146.339277711240
Career22181146.339277711240


Saquon Barkley Achievements

  • Most receptions by a rookie RB in a single season: 91

  • NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (2018)

  • 2× Pro Bowl (2018, 2022)

  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (2018)

  • Paul Hornung Award (2017)

  • Consensus All-American (2017)

  • 2× Graham–George Offensive Player of the Year (2016, 2017)

  • 2× Ameche–Dayne Running Back of the Year (2016, 2017)

  • Rodgers-Dwight Return Specialist of the Year (2017)

  • 2× First-Team All-Big Ten (2016, 2017)

  • Second-team All-Big Ten (2015)


Saquon Barkley Contract

Saquon Barkley signed a rookie contract with the New York Giants when he was drafted in 2018. Saquon Barkley agreed to a four-year contract with the Giants worth $31,194,751. The deal included a $20,767,092 signing bonus, $31,194,751 in guaranteed money, and an average yearly salary of $7,798,688.


The Giants placed a non-exclusive franchise tag on him in 2023. He inked a one-year, $10,091,000 deal with the New York Giants that included a $10,091,000 average yearly pay. Barkley will have a cap hit of $10,091,000 and a base salary of $10,091,000 in 2023.


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Saquon Barkley House

Although Barkley is a big NFL star now, he lives in a humble abode in New Jersey. He lives in an apartment on the Jersey side with a picturesque view of Manhattan. His girlfriend, Anna Congdon, and their two children all live together.


Barkley fulfilled a childhood dream of his to buy his parents a house. He bought them a $400,000 house in Pennsylvania which boasts 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The house is only 90 miles away from the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, home of the New York Giants.


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FAQs

A. Yes, Saquon Barkley is currently dating Anna Congdon. He has been dating Anna Condgon since 2017 and they have two children (a girl and a boy) together.

A. Saquon Barkley is 6 feet tall (1.83 meters).

A. Saquon Barkley was selected by the New York Giants in the first round of the 2018  NFL Draft. He was chosen as the 2nd overall pick.

A. Saquon Barkley attended Penn State University. He was the starting running back for the Penn State Nittany Lions.

A. Saquon Barkley was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2018, receiving recognition for his outstanding performance in his rookie season. He was also named NFC Offensive Player of the Week, once each in 2018, 2019 and 2022.