Saquon Barkley has yet to sign his first NFL contract after the New York Giants selected the former Penn St. running back with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft but that isn’t stopping him from fulfilling a life-long promise to his parents.
Barkley bought them a new home.
After being drafted by the New York Giants, Barkley spoke about the significance that his parents had on his life:
“I don’t really have memories of that much in the Bronx,” Barkley admitted.” I left there when I was five or six, but I went back and forth to the Bronx until I got into high school football and then high school football kind of took over and I really haven’t been back there. But the impact definitely looking back on it – the sacrifice that my mom and my dad made not only for myself but for my siblings, and that’s why that night, that draft night, was so special to be able to walk up on that podium and receive that jersey, and thankfully it’s a New York Giants jersey and be able to have my parents see that and let them know that the sacrifice and everything they made for the family and the way that they taught me and being a little kid and the way that they raised me is all coming together, and I’m going to continue to try to do the right things and make not only my mother and father, but my brothers and sisters, proud.”