Kevin Faulk is one of the most legendary players in New England Patriots’ lore and he will now be getting honored for all of his accomplishments with the team. It was announced on Wednesday that he would be inducted into the to the Hall of Fame later this year.
Faulk is entering the Hall of Fame as just the third player with three Super Bowl rings, joining Tedy Bruschi and Troy Brown. He was voted in by the fans and is just the fifth player in team history to do so in their first year of eligibility.
“Kevin Faulk helped deliver three Super Bowl championships and redefined the way an entire generation of Patriots fans celebrated football in New England,” said Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft.
“Despite entering the NFL as the second-leading rusher in SEC history, he arrived in New England without ego or pretense. He was a selfless and tireless contributor to the team, accepting every challenge and excelling in many roles throughout his 13-year career. His work ethic, enthusiasm for the game and clutch performances, especially on third down, earned him the respect of his coaches, teammates and fans alike. For all his contributions and memorable moments on the field, some of my fondest memories were of Kevin’s contributions off the field. He earned our Ron Burton Community Service award in 2009 and often involved his family in his volunteer work, teaching his children the values of giving back.”
During his 13-year career with the Patriots, Faulk rushed for over 3,600 yards and 45 touchdowns and caught 431 passes for over 3,700 yards and 15 touchdowns. He is one of six running backs to rush for over 3,000 yards and receive for over 3,000 yards during the 2000s.
He is also the team’s all-time leader in receptions by a running back and is just one of 30 to catch more than 400 passes in a career. Kevin Faulk joined the Patriots as a second-round pick out of LSU in the 1999 NFL Draft.
Faulk will be honored at a special ceremony on August 1 at the NRG Plaza outside The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon.
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