New York Giants rookie running back Saquon Barkley added another award to his resume on Saturday, getting named the 2018 FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Year.
Barkley beat out the likes of Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, who led the NFL in rushing, as well as Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley, who will take center stage at Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta on Sunday night.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who is likely to be named the 2018 NFL MVP, took home the 2018 FedEx Air NFL Player of the Year Award.
Barkley finished second in the league in rushing (1,307), averaged 5.0 yards per carry and was one of 13 NFL players with at least 91 receptions this season — a number that also broke an NFL record for receptions by a rookie running back (Reggie Bush).
Additionally, Barkley became just the third rookie running back in league history to eclipse 2,000 yards from scrimmage, joining Eric Dickerson and Edgerrin James.
Late last month, Barkley was named the PFWA Offensive Rookie of the Year and Sporting News Rookie of the Year. He was also named Pepsi Rookie of the Year, as voted on by fans, earlier this week.
Barkley is up for 2018 AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, competing against Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield. The winner of that award with be announced on Saturday night at the NFL Honors Award Show in Atlanta.