Auburn RB Barber says turned pro to help "homeless" mother

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Auburn running back Peyton Barber says part of the reason he left school early to enter the NFL draft was because of his mother was ''homeless.'' Barber, who is from Alpharetta, Georgia, is one of 24 running backs at the NFL combine this week, working out for scouts and coaches. He ran for 1,073 yards and 13 touchdowns last season as a third-year sophomore, but...
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February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Auburn RB Peyton Barber turning pro because mother is homeless

Auburn running back Peyton Barber would almost certainly benefit from another season in college, but the youngster does not have the luxury of being able to develop his game a little longer in the SEC. That’s because his mother is homeless. On Wednesday, Barber told reporters at the NFL Scouting Combine that he chose to declare for the NFL Draft after rushing for 1,017 yards last...
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February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Peyton Barber turned pro because his mother is homeless

Peyton Barber surprised analysts when he decided to pass up two seasons of eligibility at Auburn and declare for the 2016 NFL draft, but the running back had an outstanding reason for the decision. While at the 2016 NFL Combine, according to Andrew Mason of the Denver Broncos official site, Barber said his mother is currently homeless. A big reason why Auburn RB Peyton Barber...
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February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Auburn RB Peyton Barber declared for draft to help homeless mother

Though many thought that former Auburn running back Peyton Barber declared for the upcoming NFL Draft a bit too soon, particularly with two years of eligibility remaining, he made his decision with good reason. Speaking to reporters at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Barber said that he made the decision to turn pro because his mother is currently homeless and he wanted...
Via Campus Sports Net
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Auburn's Peyton Barber declares for NFL Draft

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Auburn tailback Peyton Barber says he is leaving early to enter the NFL Draft. The Tigers' surprising offensive star announced on Instagram on Monday that he knows he's ''ready for the next step and that this is the best decision for me.'' Barber led the Tigers with 1,017 yards rushing and 13 touchdowns, but junior college transfer Jovon Robinson had a bigger...
Via Associated Press
January 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Auburn RB Peyton Barber enters 2016 NFL Draft

With the deadline for underclassmen to declare for the NFL Draft, Auburn Tigers running back Peyton Barber made sure to get his name in. “I have decided to forego my eligibility at Auburn and enter the 2016 NFL Draft,” Barber said in a released statement, which was shared by “This was a very tough decision for many reasons but after my family and I prayed about it, I know...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Peyton Barber declares for the 2016 NFL Draft

On the final day for college football players to declare for the 2016 NFL Draft, Auburn running back Peyton Barber made the surprising decision to leave school and enter the draft. Barber emerged as the Tigers best option out of the backfield in 2015, despite facing competition from several highly rated recruits during fall camp.Barber rushed for 100 yards or more in five of the...
Via FOX Sports
January 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Peyton Barber named starting running back for Auburn

Auburn currently ranks 10th in rushing in the SEC, in front of only Missouri and Mississippi State after two games. While the sample size is small, the results thus far are shocking for a team known for their ability to gain yards on the ground. Head coach Gus Malzahn will be looking to shake things up heading into the team's first league game on the year and has named Peyton Barber...
Via FOX Sports
September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Peyton Barber’s dad goes nuts after game-winning TD

The hero of the Auburn Tigers after today’s near-upset is sophomore running back Peyton Barber, who ran for 125 yards on 23 carries and also scored the game-winning touchdown in overtime. Of course, nobody was prouder than Barber’s dad, who had an epic reaction to his son diving into the end zone. Naturally, a fellow fan in former Auburn linebacker Will Herring captured the moment...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 6 Auburn needs OT to edge Jacksonville State, dodge upset

AUBURN, Ala. -- Peyton Barber ran 4 yards for a touchdown on No. 6 Auburn's first possession in overtime and the Tigers dodged a major upset with a 27-20 win over FCS power Jacksonville State. Melvin Ray's leaping 10-yard catch in the right corner of the end zone with less than 1 minute remaining in regulation saved Auburn (2-0) from a stunning loss that would have been among the...
Via Associated Press
September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

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