Auburn’s Peyton Barber entering NFL draft early to help his homeless mom

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AUBURN, Ala. -- For some players, going pro for the NFL is about chasing a lifelong dream.  But for Peyton Barber, it's about helping his mom.

"Mom, she's homeless right now, so it's kinda doing it for her," Barber said at the NFL combine press conference Wednesday.

The former Auburn University running back decided to go pro after his sophomore season.  He's expected to be a mid-round pick in this April's draft.

As for his mom, she's doing okay.  She's moved in to her daughter's home with her three grandchildren.  She says it's a bit tight, but they're making it work.