By: Terrill J. Weil
Da Boot Sports!
Exciting news was announced this Tuesday morning, as former LSU running back and current
Tigers' running back coach Kevin Faulk, has been nominated for the College Football Hall of Fame. Faulk is the leading rusher in LSU history and the SEC's all-time leader in all-purpose yards. He is one of 78 players and seven coaches who have qualified for the 2021 College Football Hall of Fame ballot. Only 1,027 players have been inducted in the College Football Hall of Fame. The 2021 class will be announced in early 2021 and officially inducted on December 7, 2021.
Faulk started his LSU career in 1995 as he became the team's starting running back as a true freshman. He finished his LSU career with 4,557 yards rushing in 41 games, which was second best in SEC history behind Georgia's Hershal Walker (5,259 yards in 34 games). Faulk also finished his career with 6,833 career all-purpose yards and 53 total touchdowns, which tied him for fifth in NCAA history and first in SEC history. His SEC record was topped by Tim Tebow in 2009.
The New England Patriots drafted Faulk in the second round (46th overall) of the 1999 NFL Draft. He would play 13 seasons for the Patriots, helping the franchise win three Super Bowls. Faulk would announce his retirement from the NFL on October 9th 2012. In 2016, he was inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame.
LSU would hire Faulk as the football team's Director of Player Development in 2018, which
he held for two years before being named the LSU running back coach in 2020.
Below is how the CFB Hall of Fame's selection process works....
Inductees Selection Process
Members of the National Football Foundation, as well as athletics directors, coaches and members of CoSIDA are responsible for the final vote induction into the Hall of Fame: