Kevin Faulk elected into the Patriots Hall of Fame

The Patriots running back helped the Patriots win three Super Bowls during his career.

Indianapolis, IN 11/04/07: Patriots running back Kevin Faulk leaps into the end zone with the game winning touchdown as he scores on a 13 yard fourth quarter pass from Tom Brady, with Colts linebacker Gary Brackett hanging on to him. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff) section:sports slug:pats05        Library Tag 12302007     Sports
Kevin Faulk received a big honor on Wednesday. –Jim Davis/The Boston Globe

Kevin Faulk will be a Patriots Hall of Famer, the team announced Wednesday.

Fans elected the former Patriots running back into the Patriots Hall of Fame in the first year of his eligibility.

A three-time Super Bowl winner, Faulk finished his career with 3,607 rushing yards, 3,701 receiving yards, and 31 total touchdowns. He spent every season of his 13-year career with the Patriots, and appeared in 161 regular season games and 19 playoff games.

“Kevin Faulk helped deliver three Super Bowl championships and redefined the way an entire generation of Patriots fans celebrated football in New England,” Patriots owner Robert Kraft told Patriots.com. “Despite entering the NFL as the second-leading rusher in SEC history, he arrived in New England without ego or pretense. He was a selfless and tireless contributor to the team, accepting every challenge and excelling in many roles throughout his 13-year career. His work ethic, enthusiasm for the game and clutch performances, especially on third down, earned him the respect of his coaches, teammates and fans alike. For all his contributions and memorable moments on the field, some of my fondest memories were of Kevin’s contributions off the field. He earned our Ron Burton Community Service award in 2009 and often involved his family in his volunteer work, teaching his children the values of giving back.”

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Faulk’s induction ceremony will take place on Monday, Aug. 1 at the Patriots’ facility in Foxborough. He will also be honored during the Patriots’ home-opener against the Dolphins on Sept. 18.

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