Before the NFL Draft, former Penn State running back Saquon Barkley said he would buy his parents a house as the first major purchase he would make after signing with a team. Saquon, being a man of his word, did exactly that.
Barkley recently took to Instagram to show off his parents’ new home, which he paid for after being selected second overall by the Giants in the 2018 NFL Draft in April.
“Something I promised my parents, ever since I was a young kid,” Barkley wrote on Instagram. “Finally be able to achieve that goal is the most amazing feeling. Every kid out there that has a dream continue to keep your head down and work your butt off, great things will come along the way.”
After the New York Giants made Barkley the No. 2 pick in the NFL draft, Barkley’s parents said they intended to remain in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania.
Barkley has credited his father for pushing him to continue playing football when he wanted to quit and his mother for getting the family out of the Bronx.
Barkley will report to Giants training camp on July 22th, a couple of days before the vets show up. The Giants will kick off the NFL regular season at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars on September 9th.