Kevin Faulk, LSU’s all-time rushing leader and three-time Super Bowl Champion, enters his second 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, spent 2018 and 2019 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 joins cornerbacks coach Corey Raymond as former LSU players who have on-field coaching duties for the Tigers. Faulk
In his first year as LSU’s running backs coach in 2020, Faulk managed a backfield that saw four players start at least one game, led by Ty Davis-Price who paced the team with 446 yards and three TDs in nine appearances. LSU returns the bulk of its running back production from a year ago in 2021 as Davis-Price will be joined in the backfield by John Emery (378 rushing yards, 3 TDs) and Josh Williams (88 rushing yards).
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 as well as being a three-time All-SEC selection.
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.
Prior to joining the Tigers in 1995, Faulk was one of the nation’s most sought after recruits, earning All-America honors from Parada Magazine and USA Today. An option-quarterback in high school, Faulk capped his career with 4,877 rushing yards and 62 TDs and added another 986 passing yards with 11 TDs. He finished his prep career with 7,612 all-purpose yards and 89 touchdowns.
He was twice named twice named the Louisiana’s Most Valuable Player for 5A (highest classification) and led Carencro to the 5A state title as a sophomore in 1992. He was the centerpiece for then head coach Gerry DiNardo’s first signing class at LSU in 1995.
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, playing in the same backfield as Tom Brady.
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. He is currently on the ballot for the prestigious National Football Foundation’s College Football Hall of Fame.
Faulk graduated from LSU in 1998 with a kinesiology degree. He served as an assistant football coach at Carencro, his high school alma mater, following his retirement from the NFL from 2013-2017.
Faulk and his wife LaTisha have three children – Tanasha, Kevin III and Kevione.
The Kevin Faulk File
Year at LSU: Fourth (second as running backs coach)
Birthdate: June 5, 1978
Hometown: Lafayette, La.
Children: Tanasha, Kevin III, Kevione
High School: Carencro High School
College: LSU (1998)
2013-17 Carencro High School (offensive coordinator)
2020-21 LSU (running backs)
1995-1998 LSU (running back/return specialist)
1999-2011 New England Patriot (running back)
As A Player
Season Bowl Team Opponent Results
1995 Independence LSU Michigan State W, 45-26
1996 Peach LSU Clemson W, 10-7
1997 Independence LSU Notre Dame W, 27-9