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Former LSU star running back Kevin Faulk has been officially hired to the Tigers staff as Director of Player Development.

Faulk, who played at LSU from 1995-1998, is the school's all-time leading rusher. The Carencro, La. native was selected by the New England Patriots as the 46th overall pick in the second round of the 1999 NFL Draft.

Faulk retired from the NFL in 2012 and has served as an assistant football coach at Carencro High School since then. He reportedly interviewed for the job at LSU earlier this month. Per LSUSports.net:
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LSU ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS

For Immediate Release - January 24, 2018

FORMER LSU GREAT KEVIN FAULK JOINS LSU FOOTBALL STAFF AS DIRECTOR OF PLAYER DEVELOPMENT


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 Tiger football team, head coach Ed Orgeron announced on Wednesday.

As Director of Player Development for the Tigers, 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 1998 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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MrTigerEyes69 months
We need to hire Kevin Faulk as our OC and Rob Sale as our OL coach.
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eugene1928LSU78 months
He just got it done every single game and I don't remember him ever having any serious injuries/missed games. Great Tiger
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eugene1928LSU78 months
He just got it done every single game and I don't remember him ever having any serious injuries/missed games. Great Tiger
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eugene1928LSU78 months
Started my season tickets his freshman year, IMO the best back we ever have had at LSU and that of course is very debatable.
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SamuelClemens78 months
Awesome
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Shalimar Sid78 months
Couldn't have happened to a better guy. Good luck KF.
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AustinKnight78 months
Soon to be RB coach
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BayouBengal9978 months
This is a great hire for LSU. This guy has done it all on every level. He is also from LA, lived a hard early life, but got his act together, and is now doing well. He can relate to these young guys, especially from LA, but also from anywhere. 5 super bowl appearances, with 3 wins is also huge. That is an experience not many get to experience in their entire NFL career. He's done it 5 times while winning 3. He's also played for his State school, and knows the advantages of playing for your State school, and can relate that to these young guys really well. Yes we have older guys coaching the field but we also have the younger guys who can relate. It's huge.
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Tamynese78 months
Does anyone think we could get a waiver that would allow him to recruit in Coach Sullivan's place similar to the one Austin Thomas was granted?
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Geauxmbo78 months
Renob
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Barbellthor78 months
Tits.
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Bob Sacamano78 months
I watched Kevin Faulk run up and down the field while at he was Carencro, LSU, and the Patriots. Great guy and a good hire for LSU.
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PortHudsonPlaya78 months
I'm not an Orgeron guy, but do give him credit for welcoming old players back in the activities and generating that prideful atmosphere
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PortHudsonPlaya78 months
My all time favorite Tiger and class guy. Met him at the Super Bowl last year. Felt like a kid meeting his hero...I'm 40.
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Clyde Tipton78 months
All eyes on 3.
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ALL EYEZ ON 3
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Big Scrub TX78 months
Welcome Home! LINK
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alumni9578 months
He just left home to come to BR.
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MistaMike978 months
Glad to see some recent alums coming back
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MistaMike978 months
Great hire
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EdmondDontez78 months
hell yes
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