Peyton Barber: Scout team to starter

Auburn, Ala. (WIAT)-Last season you didn’t hear the name Peyton Barber all too often. That’s because he redshirted his freshman season and spent most of the time taking a beating on the Scout team.  This year the running back has plans to change that.

Right after the National Championship game, former Auburn running back Tre Mason was already building up the hype saying Barber had one of the best all-around skill sets.

“It’s a blessing to have Tre say that about me,” said Barber.  “I try to do my best every day in practice, improve, and really show people what I can do.”

But for Barber, learning the plays doesn’t come easy.

“I have a learning disability that a lot of people don’t really know about,” said Barber.  “I am dyslexic and also ADHD so it takes me a little bit longer to learn plays than the average person does.”

However, Barber isn’t going to let his learning disability stand in the way of his plans to succeed on the field at Auburn.

“He is a talented guy,” said defensive lineman Jeffrey Whitaker. “I think he is one of those rare players. He is a tremendous blessing to the program and I know that the future is bright.”



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