Few players have had a more successful career with the New England Patriots than Kevin Faulk. After getting drafted in the second round of the 1999 draft, Faulk became one of the most productive offensive players in franchise history as well as a key member of three Super Bowl-winning teams.
During his 13 seasons in Foxboro, Faulk set numerous team records including all-purpose yards (12,349) and return yardage (5,041) while helping his team to 11 winning seasons and five conference titles. A true dual-threat running back, the former LSU Tiger is a member of the Patriots' team of the 2000s and 50th anniversary team.
Now, he has a new accolade to call his own: being named the team's 25th Hall of Fame inductee, as the Patriots announced earlier today.
Faulk is one of the key members of the New England's early-2000s dynasty and his voting into the team's Hall reflects how well he performed on the field (just think of this), and how respected and popular he was off it (just think of this) – enough to beat out fellow contestants and all-time great Patriots Mike Vrabel and Raymond Clayborn for this year's spot in the Hall of Fame.
The introductory ceremony, which will be free and open to the public, will take place on August 1, while Faulk will also be honored at halftime of the Patriots' home opener (September 18 against the Miami Dolphins).
Congratulations, Kevin, on an honor well deserved!