Saquon Barkley has the top-selling jersey in the NFL, but he didn’t need it for his latest photo shoot.
In fact, Barkley didn’t need any clothing. The former Penn State star was one of the athletes who bared it all for the 2018 edition of ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue, which was released Monday.
(All photos via ESPN)
More photos of Barkley for the Body Issue can be found here.
Barkley also did an interview with ESPN and he spoke about how he became dedicated in the weight room.
“My first power clean was my favorite one because I actually didn’t get it the first time. I failed. I remember just looking at that board and seeing 390. I never even went that high. But me and my coaches were talking about what should I go for,” the New York Giants running back said. “…I said let’s go for the record. Let’s go try to tie the record — tie Anthony Zettel — he’s a freak of nature.
“That was my freshman year [at Penn State] going into my sophomore season. That’s when I started truly being a competitor and pushing myself in the weight room. In my first two years, I put up pretty good numbers and I finished my sophomore season really well with a Big Ten championship. I actually got into trouble for that lift because it took a little longer than it was supposed to, and I was five minutes late for class!”