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Rewind: Saquon Barkley, Rookie of the Year

Journey back to Draft Day and follow Saquon through his incredible, record-setting rookie season.

Barkley shakes off defenders for a touchdown vs. Texans

Barkley breaks out the hesitation move on a 15-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, opening the scoring in a 27-22 victory on the road in Week 3 against the eventual AFC South champion Houston Texans.

Barkley finds opening and takes it 50 yards for a TD

Part of a career-high 229 yards in Week 6 vs. Philadelphia, Barkley outruns the Eagles for a 50-yard touchdown run midway through the third quarter.

Barkley breaks free for a 78-yard touchdown vs. Redskins

Barkley and the Giants dismantle the Redskins in their December meeting, beginning with a 78-yard touchdown run by the rookie midway through the second quarter. It is the Giants' longest run in more than a decade.

Barkley skies over the Cowboys for goal line TD

Barkley scores his 15th and final touchdown of the year on a two-yard leap into the end zone over the Cowboys defense late in the fourth quarter of the season finale.

Barkley goes deep for a TD pass from Odell Beckham

Saquon Barkley caught the first two touchdowns of his career in Week 5 at Carolina, the first on a 57-yard trick play where wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. threw it to the rookie running back on second-and-8 midway through the second quarter.

Barkley goes 68 yards for first NFL touchdown

Six returning Pro Bowlers on the Jags' defense are no match for Barkley on this play in his NFL debut. On second-and-3 in the fourth quarter, he electrifies the home crowd with a 68-yard touchdown run. It is his first of 15 total touchdowns, a new Giants rookie record.

Barkley breaks tackle after tackle against the Eagles

In just his sixth NFL game, Barkley carves up the reigning Super Bowl champion Eagles defense, zig-zagging his way to a 55-yard gain on a screen pass from Eli Manning. Barkley finishes the game with a season-high 226 yards from scrimmage.

Barkley goes 51 yards for a touchdown vs. Eagles

On second-and-6 with 4:16 left in the the first half, Barkley breaks a 51-yard touchdown run. The Week 12 play gives the Giants a 19-3 lead on the road in Philadelphia.

Saquon Barkley accepts the 2018 AP Offensive Rookie of the Year award

Teammate Odell Beckham Jr. presents Saquon Barkley with the NFL's highest offensive rookie honor.