Kevin Faulk Retires: Longtime Patriots RB To Announce Retirement Today
After 13 seasons with the New England Patriots, running back Kevin Faulk is finally ready to hang up his cleats.
According to the Boston Herald, Faulk, the Patriots’ second-round choice in the 1999 draft, will officially announce his retirement from the National Football League Tuesday at 10:30 am at The Hall at Patriot Place.
At 36-years-old, Faulk will retire as the Patriots’ all-time leader in career all-purpose yards (12,349) and return yards (5,041).
“Thanks to all my fans from Louisiana all the way to Mass for believing in me as well as my family for puttin up with. It was a true Blessing,” Faulk tweeted.
As for what’s next, Faulk informed his fans that he is “going to let God’s next plan in my life take its course.”
In his 13 seasons, Kevin Faulk rushed for 3,607 yards and 16 touchdowns and caught 431 passes for 3,701 yards and 15 touchdowns. He was also part of nine AFC East division titles, five conference championships, and three Super Bowl wins with the Pats.
“Kevin Faulk helped define the way an entire generation of Patriots fans have come to view and appreciate our brand of football,” Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft said in a statement issued through the team’s website. “He worked so hard to get better every year. He was always one of the first to arrive in the building and among the last to leave. 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. He retires a Patriot whose career will always be celebrated for helping deliver three Super Bowl Championships to New England.”
Tune in and watch Kevin Faulk’s retirement announcement via live stream at the Patriots’ website.