Kevin Faulk On CFB Hall of Fame Ballot
Is this the year that a former local high school standout, who went on to great success in both the collegiate and professional ranks, makes the College Football Hall of Fame?
For the second straight year, former Carencro High star Kevin Faulk, who went on to put up some of the best numbers in SEC history while at LSU, before becoming a member of three Super Bowl winning team as a member of the New England Patriots, is on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot.
The National Football Foundation and the College Hall of Fame announced Monday that Faulk is one of 76 players on the 2019 ballot.
Six coaches from the FBS level are also on the ballot.
This year's class, of about 15 players and coaches, will be announced Jan. 7, the day of the College Football Playoff national championship.
The 41-year old Faulk, who is currently the Director of Player Development for LSU, is the school's all-time leading rusher (4,557 yards) and is also the SEC's all-time leader in all-purpose yards (6,833).
After being named a USA Today High School All-American at Carencro High School in 1994, Faulk signed with LSU, where he was tabbed the SEC Freshman of the Year in 1995.
The 5-foot-8, 205-pound Faulk was named a three-time All-SEC selection (1996-1998), as well an All-American in 1996, prior to being selected by the New England Patriots in the second round of the 1999 NFL Draft.
A member of three Patriots teams that won Super Bowls (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX), Faulk played 14 seasons in the NFL, rushing for 3,607 yards and 16 touchdowns, while accumulating another 3,701 yards and 15 scores.
A member of the Patriots 50th Anniversary Team, Faulk is a member of the organization's Hall of Fame.
With his resume, it seems as though Faulk should be a lock to be voted into the College Football Hall of Fame, if not this year, then certainly in the near future. If and when that happens, Faulk would become the 10th LSU player to be inducted, joining Gaynell Tinsley (1956), Ken Kavanaugh Sr. (1963), Abe Mickal (1967) , Doc Fenton (1971), Tommy Casanova (1995), Billy Cannon (2008), Jerry Stovall (2010), Charles Alexander (2012) and Bert Jones (2016).
In addition, Dana Bible (1951), Mike Donahue (1951), Bernie Moore (1952), Biff Jones (1954) and Charles McClendon (1986) are the former LSU coaches in the College Football Hall of Fame.