Kevin Faulk, LSU’s all-time rushing leader and three-time Super Bowl Champion, enters his first season as running backs coach for the Tigers after being promoted to that position in February of 2020.
Faulk, who played his entire NFL career under legendary coach Bill Belichick in New England, had spent the previous two years on the LSU staff as Director of Player Development. In that role, Faulk worked with LSU student-athletes on their academic direction, social development and overall quality of life.
Faulk is one of three former Tigers in a full-time on-field coaching position on the LSU staff, joining offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger and cornerbacks coach Corey Raymond.
Faulk, who remains LSU’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 served as an assistant football coach at Carencro, his high school alma mater, following his retirement from the NFL.