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Patriots great Kevin Faulk to become LSU Director of Player Development

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The former running back will join his alma mater.

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When Kevin Faulk joined the New England Patriots as a second round draft pick in 1999, he did so as Louisiana State's all-time leader in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns – two records that still stand 19 years later. Now, it appears as if the 41-year old will get a chance to add to the impressive résumé and legacy he built at his alma mater.

According to FOX Sports' Bruce Feldman, Faulk is expected to join LSU's staff:

SOURCE: #LSU great & former #Patriots RB Kevin Faulk is expected to become #LSU’s new Director of Player Development.

Faulk, who previously worked as an assistant coach at Carencro High School in his hometown of Lafayette, Louisiana, still needs to get approved by the SEC to ensure that his hire does not interfere with the recruitment process. Once this standard procedure for high school coaches join the college ranks is over, LSU is expected to announce the hire.

During his 13 seasons with the Patriots, Faulk helped the team win three Super Bowl while also setting numerous team records including all-purpose yards (12,349) and return yardage (5,041). A true dual-threat running back, the former LSU Tiger is a member of the Patriots’ team of the 2000s and 50th anniversary team and was enshrined in the franchise's Hall of Fame in 2016.