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Marshall Faulk: 2011 Hall of Fame Class

Posted on: August 6, 2011 9:58 pm
 


Posted by Ryan Wilson

"I don't believe you can set the Hall of Fame as a goal. …When you set out to make the Hall of Fame, they don't give you targets to shoot at. …My goal when I got into the NFL was to have fun, to be successful and to take care of my family. If I left a mark on the NFL or left a name for myself, all that was extra." - Marshall Faulk

"You're talking about a guy who transcended and revolutionized the running back position and how it was played, doing it in the passing game, doing it in the run game, doing it in the pass-protection game." - former Rams teammate Torry Holt



                           Pro Football Hall of Fame: Class of 2011
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Marshall Faulk revolutionized the running back position during his 12-year NFL career. After five seasons in Indianapolis where he never averaged more than 4.1 yards per carry, Faulk teamed up with Dick Vermeil and Mike Martz in St. Louis and became an integral part of the "Greatest Show on Turf." In his first three years with the Rams, Faulk averaged 5.4 yards per carry, in addition to more than 1,600 receiving yards over that time. He ended his career with 12,279 yards rushing, 6,875 yards receiving and 136 touchdowns.

"This is pretty special -- this right here, these guys … I'm glad to be a part of it," Faulk said. "I want to thank God. And I want to thank God because this is football heaven."

Other honors: seven-time Pro Bowler, three-time first-team All Pro, AP NFL MVP in 2000, NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1994, and 2000 Super Bowl champion. Faulk was the Colts' 1994 first-round pick, taken second overall after Dan Wilkinson and ahead of Heath Shuler. He currently works as an analyst on NFL Network.

Faulk's agent Rocky Arceneaux presented him for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


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Marshall Faulk: 2011 Hall of Fame Class



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Posted on: August 7, 2011 12:20 am
 

Marshall Faulk: 2011 Hall of Fame Class

Marshall Fualk paved the way for utility backs like Ray Rice and Chris Johnson who do a lot in the passing game as well as being elusive runners. His HoF induction is well deserved.


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