51 Facts About Marshall Faulk


Marshall William Faulk was born on February 26,1973 and is an American former professional football player who was a running back in the National Football League for 13 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts and St Louis Rams.


Marshall Faulk is widely regarded as one of the greatest running backs of all time.


Marshall Faulk was selected by the Colts as the second overall pick in the 1994 NFL Draft; he was with the Colts for five seasons and played the last eight seasons of his career with the Rams.


Marshall Faulk is one of only three NFL players to reach at least 10,000 rushing yards and 5,000 receiving yards and the only one to amass 12,000 yards rushing and 6,000 yards receiving.


Marshall Faulk was an analyst for various programs on the NFL Network until December 2017.


Marshall Faulk was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 2017.


Marshall Faulk attended Carver High School in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans, where he played for the Carver Rams high school football team.

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Also a standout track sprinter, Marshall Faulk was timed at 10.3 seconds in the 100 meters, 21.74 over 200 meters, and 49.4 in the 400 meters.


Marshall Faulk was heavily recruited by several major colleges, but due to his standout performance on defense, most of them recruited him to play the cornerback position.


However, Marshall Faulk strongly desired to play the running back position in college.


Marshall Faulk went on to better 1,600 yards rushing in his sophomore year.


Marshall Faulk left San Diego State University with many of the school's offensive records, among them 5,562 all-purpose yards and 62 career touchdowns, which is the 8th most in NCAA history.


Marshall Faulk was a Heisman finalist as well in 1991 and 1993.


In 1992, Marshall Faulk was named Arthur Ashe Sports Scholar Jr.


Marshall Faulk was drafted in the first round with the second overall pick in the 1994 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts, who were in desperate need of a running game.


On July 25,1994, Marshall Faulk signed a seven-year $17.2 million contract and received a $5.1 million signing bonus.


Marshall Faulk responded by rushing for 1,282 yards, 11 touchdowns, and one receiving touchdown.


Marshall Faulk was the first rookie to win Pro Bowl MVP.


The next season Marshall Faulk rushed for 1,078 yards and 14 total touchdowns.


Marshall Faulk led the Colts in yards from scrimmage with 1,015.


Marshall Faulk recovered from the injury and rushed for 1,000+ yards in each of the next two seasons, setting a new personal high with 1,319 in 1998.


Marshall Faulk caught 86 passes for 906 yards that year and was the NFL's leader in total yards from scrimmage with 2,227, beating out Denver's MVP running back Terrell Davis by 2 yards, while finishing 4th in the league in receptions.


Marshall Faulk missed practices and was considering holding out for a new contract, and Colts president Bill Polian did not want his young team's chemistry damaged.


Marshall Faulk was traded to the St Louis Rams the following season for second- and fifth-round picks in the upcoming draft.


Marshall Faulk held out for 12 days as the details of his contract were worked out.

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The problem in negotiations was the proposed fifth year, in which Marshall Faulk would get $7 million in salary and a $5-million roster bonus.


Marshall Faulk broke the NFL season record for most receiving yards by a running back, previously held by Lionel James.


Marshall Faulk's 90 receiving yards were the second-highest total by a running back in Super Bowl history.


Marshall Faulk averaged 5+ yards per carry again, this time with 5.4.


Marshall Faulk had another excellent season, rushing 260 times for a career-high 1,382 yards, and catching 83 passes for 765 yards, for an NFC-leading total of 2,147 yards from scrimmage and scoring 21 touchdowns despite missing 2 games to injuries.


Marshall Faulk won, for the third year in a row, the NFL's Offensive Player of the Year award, but finished second in a close vote to teammate Kurt Warner in the MVP vote.


On July 29,2002, Marshall Faulk signed a new seven-year, $43.95 million contract with the Rams.


Marshall Faulk was about to enter the fourth year of his 1999 contract.


Marshall Faulk played in 14 games and started 10 and ended with 953 yards and 80 receptions.


In February 2005, Marshall Faulk agreed to a restructured contract to reduce his contract cap number.


Marshall Faulk was scheduled to make about $7.5 million in 2005.


Marshall Faulk rushed for only 292 yards on 65 carries and caught 44 passes for 291 yards and one touchdown.


On July 21, the Rams announced that Marshall Faulk would undergo reconstructive knee surgery and miss the entire 2006 NFL season.


Marshall Faulk then said that if the Rams would have him back, he would play next year, as he was able to run full speed on his re-built knees, but on March 26,2007, Faulk announced his retirement from football.


In 2010 on the NFL Network's The Top 100: NFL's Greatest Players, Marshall Faulk was voted the number 70 player of all time.


Marshall Faulk scored seven two-point conversions and it is an NFL record.


Marshall Faulk has NFL records with five games of 250+ yards from scrimmage and 14 games of 200+ yards from scrimmage.


Marshall Faulk is the only player to have 70+ rushing touchdowns and 30+ receiving touchdowns.


Marshall Faulk served as an analyst on NFL Total Access, where he provided a player's perspective on today's game.


Marshall Faulk appeared on Thursday Night Football's pre-game, halftime and post-game shows, and Sunday's NFL GameDay Morning.

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Marshall Faulk played himself in season 1, episode 12 of the sitcom Life in Pieces.


Marshall Faulk was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011 in his first year of eligibility.


Marshall Faulk was inducted into the Indianapolis Colts Ring of Honor during the week 15 game against the Houston Texans on December 15,2013, along with Eric Dickerson, another former Colt running back.


Marshall Faulk was married to Lindsay Stoudt from 2006 to 2014.


Marshall Faulk is a cousin of Kevin Marshall Faulk, a former NFL running back.


In 2009, Marshall Faulk was inducted into the San Diego Hall of Champions.