It is not uncommon for college football players to give up their last year of eligibility to seek a position in the National Football League. When Auburn running back Peyton Barber announced that he was leaving the school for the NFL, the reason surprised everyone. Barber said that his mother was living with his sister and had no other home. He hopes to be drafted by a team and sign a contract that will allow him to buy a home for her. Barber has worked to overcome his own challenges like ADHD and dyslexia. He said he wants the opportunity to provide a better living situation for his mother who is in poor health. He said the process of proving doubters wrong is also part of his motivation. Barber’s mother said she was sure her son did not make the decision based on her alone because she views herself as a survivor. Barber echoed her words when he said that his mother “never pressured me. I just felt that was the best decision for me and my family.”—Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell.
Mother's financial woes a motivator in Peyton Barber's decision to leave Auburn for NFL Draft, By Brandon Marcello, http://www.al.com/auburnfootball/index.ssf/2016/02/mothers_financial_woes_a_motivator_peyton_barber_nfl_draft.html, February 24, 2016.
Ephesians 6:2 (HCSB) Honor your father and mother, which is the first commandment with a promise,