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LSU Great Kevin Faulk Joins Football Staff

Michael Bonnette (@LSUBonnette)
Michael Bonnette (@LSUBonnette)
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BATON ROUGE – Kevin Faulk, the leading rusher in LSU history and three-time Super Bowl Champion, is returning to his alma mater as Director of Player Development for the Tigers football team, head coach Ed Orgeron announced on Wednesday.

As Director of Player Development, Faulk will work with LSU’s football student-athletes on their academic direction, social development and overall quality of life with the goal of enhancing their development in the classroom, the community and on the football field.

"Kevin is one of the all-time LSU greats and to have him in a role to mentor and develop our players is going to be benefit everyone associated with our program," Orgeron said. “Our mission is to develop every aspect of a young man’s life while he’s part of our program and Kevin is going to be instrumental in this process."

Faulk, who is the school’s all-time leader in rushing yards (4,557) and rushing TDs (46), starred in the backfield for the Tigers from 1995-98, helping LSU to three bowl appearances over that span. Faulk earned All-America honors from the Associated Press in 1996.

Faulk capped his record-setting LSU career as the SEC’s all-time leader in all-purpose yards with 6,833. He still ranks third in SEC history in rushing yards and rushing TDs.

Drafted in the second round of the 1999 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots, Faulk spent his entire 13-year NFL career with that franchise. Faulk appeared in five Super Bowls with the Patriots, winning the title three times.

Faulk scored 33 touchdowns (16 rushing, 15 receiving, 2 kickoff returns) during his career with the Patriots and he holds the franchise record for all-purpose yards (12,349) and kickoff return yards (4,098).

A native of Carencro, Louisiana, Faulk retired from the NFL on October 9, 2012, and was elected into the Patriots Hall of Fame on May 18, 2016. Faulk is a member of the Patriots All-Decade Team for the 2000s and was named to the franchise’s 50th Anniversary team as a return specialist.

Faulk is also a member of the LSU Athletic Hall of Fame as well as the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.

Faulk graduated from LSU in 1999 with a kinesiology degree. He’s served as an assistant football coach at Carencro, his high school alma mater, since his retirement from the NFL.

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