Former Aztec running back Marshall Faulk will be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend.
Former Aztec running back Marshall Faulk will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 6. The ceremony in Canton, Ohio, will be broadcast live on ESPN at 4 p.m. PST.
Joining Faulk in the class of 2011 are Deion Sanders, Shannon Sharpe, Richard Dent, Ed Sabol, Les Richter and Chris Hanburger.
Faulk at SDSU
Faulk exploded on the college football scene as a freshman at San Diego State, where he played from 1991-93. He left holding many of the school's all-time offensive records.
A three-time All-American selection (1991-93), Faulk holds the SDSU record for most 300-, 200-, and 100-yard rushing performances by a player and the record for the most 200-yard rushing efforts in a single season. He led the nation in rushing as a freshman in 1991 with 1,429 yards and in 1992 as sophomore with 1,630 yards. Faulk finished in the top nine of the Heisman Trophy balloting in all three of his seasons, including second in 1992 and fourth in 1993. In his time as an Aztec, he rushed for 4,589 yards and 57 touchdowns.
Versatile football player
Faulk won a Super Bowl with the 1999 Rams, was the 1994 Offensive Rookie of the Year, 2000 NFL MVP and a three-time Offensive Player of the Year (1999-2001). Faulk is the 10th leading career rusher with 12,279 yards.
A versatile running back, Faulk not only ran the football well, he was also an excellent receiver. He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts with the second overall pick of the 1994 NFL Draft. He made an immediate impact with the Colts by rushing for 1,282 yards and 11 touchdowns, and catching 52 passes for 522 yards and another score.
Faulk, an Aztec and San Diego Hall of Fame football player and former NFL running back, currently serves as an analyst for NFL Total Access on the NFL Network. He also is a member of the board of directors of SDSU'S The Campanile Foundation and runs The Marshall Faulk Foundation.
The Marshall Faulk Foundation has provided more than $1,000,000 in financial assistance, as well as hands-on involvement to programs benefiting inner-city youth and underprivileged children in Indianapolis, St. Louis, New Orleans and San Diego.