FOXBORO, Mass. — Kevin Faulk will be fitted for his New England Patriots Hall of Fame jacket on Friday, one of the final steps before he’s officially enshrined in August.
“Great choice. Kevin did a tremendous job,” Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said before Friday’s training camp practice. “He was here when I got here, so I didn’t draft him, but he basically spent his whole career playing for me, and he did everything we ever asked him to do.
“One of the most unselfish players I’ve ever coached, a guy who really understood his role, did a great job in his very important role. It was very significant what he did. (He was a) dependable player, unselfish team player, played some of his best football in the biggest games. (He’s) very deserving. I’m proud to have coached him.”
Faulk was elected to the team’s Hall of Fame in May. He played his entire 13-year career for the Patriots after they drafted him 46th overall in 1999.
The former LSU star was a member of three Super Bowl-winning teams (2001, 2003, 2004) and made many clutch plays every season, whether it was as a running back, a receiver out of the backfield or on special teams.
The induction ceremony is Aug. 1 at Gillette Stadium, and Faulk also will be honored at halftime of the Patriots’ home opener against the Miami Dolphins on Sept. 18.
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New England Patriots running back Stevan Ridley (22) walks off the field with retired running back Kevin Faulk after losing to the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC championship game at Gillette Stadium.
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