After having 2,937 yards rushing and scoring 19 touchdowns for the New York Giants, former Penn State RB Saquon Barkley received his degree this weekend. Barkley was taken with 2nd overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

It was interesting to see Barkley’s name included in a social media post from James Franklin about the 2022 Penn State football graduating class, but now Nittany Lions fans know why. Barkley got his degree in communications.

The Penn State product reacted on social media to the PSU football account posting about his graduation:

James Franklin’s post on social media had 15 players mentioned in it. This past NFL Draft had the most players drafted from Penn State since Franklin took over as head coach in 2014 with 8 players selected.

Barkley will now have another special moment that he can tie to Penn State after getting his college degree.