February 26: Hall of Fame RB Marshall Faulk Was Born on This Date in 1973

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By Victor Trammell

Photo credits: HBCU Game Day

Marshall William Faulk was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on February 26, 1973.

Faulk is a retired American football running back who spent 13 professional seasons with the Indianapolis Colts and St. Louis Rams in the National Football League (NFL). He was a two-time unanimous All-American in collegiate football at San Diego State.

He was the second overall pick in the 1994 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts, with whom he spent five seasons before joining the Rams for his last eight seasons. Faulk was a part of the Greatest Show on Turf, the St. Louis Rams squad that won Super Bowl XXXIV and competed in two Super Bowls.

Faulk was voted the NFL’s Most Valuable Player in 2000. Only three NFL players have accumulated at least 10,000 running yards and 5,000 receiving yards, and Faulk is the only one with 12,000 rushing yards and 6,000 receiving yards. Until December 2017, he also worked as an analyst for the NFL Network on a variety of shows.

In 2011, Faulk was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and in 2017, he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

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