Saquon Barkley shut out at College Football Awards show

Penn State's Saquon Barkley wins Paul Hornung Award for his versatility

The 5-11, 230-pound junior is also the first Penn State player ever to win the Paul Hornung Award, which is given to the most versatile player in college football.

The star tailback - who was snubbed Monday of an invite to the Heisman Trophy ceremony - did not win the Maxwell or Doak Walker Award.

But Barkley was shut out at ESPN's College Football Awards show. Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield and Stanford running back Bryce Love took home the Maxwell and Doak Walker, respectively.

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All things considered, Barkley was worthy of national recognition. He is the second player in Big Ten history to win three major conference awards, joining last year's Paul Hornung Award victor, Michigan's Jabrill Peppers (Defensive Player of the Year, Linebacker of the Year, Return Specialist of the Year).

Barkley, a junior from Whitehall, became only the fifth two-time victor of the award since Red Grange won the inaugural award in 1924.Nine of 13 Big Ten coaches voted for Barkley, who also received three second-place votes. He also threw a touchdown pass. Despite being limited by an ankle injury late in the year, Love still put up spectacular numbers; rushing for 1,973 yards and 17 touchdowns on a sensational 8.3 yards-per-carry. "The Hornung Award is not only honoring the most versatile player in college football, but is also recognizing one of the best people in college football".

Barkley did get a fair share of other honors this week, though.

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