Kevin Faulk was selected by the Patriots in the second round of the 1999 NFL Draft (46th overall) ... The pick was acquired in a trade with the Tennessee Titans in exchange for the Patriots’ second-round pick (52nd overall – John Thornton) and their fourth-round pick (117th overall – Donald Mitchell)
... Signed a five-year contract with the Patriots (7/28/99) ...Placed on injured reserve with an ankle injury (12/19/99) …Re-signed with the Patriots (3/11/10) ... Placed on injured reserve with a knee injury (9/22/10) ... Placed on Reserve/
PUP (9/3/11) ... Activated to the 53-man roster (10/29/11).Career Highlights
- Kevin Faulk has filled various roles since joining the team in 1999. He is the Patriots' all-time leader in all-purpose yards with 12,140. He ranks fifth in rushing (3,505), fourth in receptions (418), eighth in pass receiving yards (3,605), 21st in scoring (200), sixth in punt return yards (932) and first in kickoff return yards (4,098).
- Faulk owns the longest non-touchdown kickoff return in team history when he covered 95 yards on a return against the N.Y. Jets (11/15/99).
- He is one of just six NFL players in the 2000s decade to total 3,000 rushing yards and 3,000 receiving yards (Tiki Barber, Brian Westbrook, Marshall Faulk, Michael Pittman and LaDanian Tomlinson).
- Faulk became the 26th running back in NFL history to reach 400 receptions.
- Faulk enters the 2010 season as the Patriots' all-time leading return specialist, totaling 5,031 combined return yards (4,098 kick return yards and 933 punt return yards).
- Faulk co-captained a Patriots offense in 2007 that set numerous NFL records, including most points (538) and most touchdowns (75) in a season.
- Faulk returned two kickoffs for touchdowns in 2002 (86 yds at Oakland 11/17 and 87 yds vs. N.Y. Jets 12/22) and became just the second Patriot to return multiple kickoffs for touchdowns in one season, joining Raymond Clayborn, who returned three in 1977.
- Faulk was the first player in Patriots history and the only NFL player in 2002 to score multiple touchdowns rushing (2), receiving (3) and via kickoff return (2).
- Faulk has two 100-yard receiving games to his credit, one each in 2002 and 2003. He amassed a career-high 109 receiving yards on seven catches at Chicago (11/10/02), becoming the first Patriots running back to eclipse the 100-yard receiving mark since Tony Collins gained 109 yards on six catches at Tampa Bay (10/27/85). In 2003, Faulk came within a whisker of his career-high with an eight-catch, 108-yard effort at Houston (11/23/03).
- Completed his first career pass attempt when he took a direct snap from center and found quarterback Tom Brady for a 23-yard gain vs. Miami (12/22/01).
- Faulk set a career high with 11 catches vs. Tampa Bay (9/3/00).
2011 (7/3, 1/0)
- Played in seven games with three starts, rushing 17 times for 57 yards and catching seven passes for 34 yards.
- Was inactive in Super Bowl XLVI against the Giants (2/5).
- Was active but did not play in the AFC Championship against the Ravens (1/22).
- Saw action as a reserve in the Divisional playoff game against the Broncos, recording two fair catches (1/14).
- Was inactive against the Bills (1/1).
- Returned two punts 11 yards against the Dolphins (12/24).
- Had a 1-yard rush in a start against the Broncos (12/18).
- Tallied 11 yards on three carries and caught a one-yard pass in a reserve role against the Redskins (12/11).
- Carried the ball twice for five yards and caught a 13-yard pass in a start against the Colts (12/4).
- Played in a reserve role and returned one kickoff against the Eagles (11/27).
- Was inactive against the Chiefs (11/21)
- Carried the ball five times for eight yards against the Jets (11/13).
- Was inactive against the Giants (11/6).
- Played in his first game of the year, starting against the Steelers and leading the team with six rushes for 32 yards. Added five receptions for 20 yards, including and 18-yard pass from Tom Brady (10/30).
- Placed on Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform on Sept. 3, 2011.
- Placed in injured reserve on Sept. 22, 2010 with a knee injury.
- Rushed five times for 22 yards and caught the ball twice for 15 yards in a start against the Jets (9/19).
- Logged 47 yards on four receptions and 23 yards on three carries in the season opener against Cincinnati (9/12).
- Played in 15 games with seven starting assignments and finished with 335 yards rushing on 62 attempts with two rushing touchdowns, 37 receptions for 301 yards with one touchdown, five punt returns for 31 yards and six kickoff returns for 144 yards.
- Became the Patriots all-time leader in all-purpose yards, pushing his career totals to 12,140 yards.
- Became the 26th running back in NFL history to catch 400 passes in his career.
- Gained 75 yards against the Panthers (12/13) to move past Tony Collins (7,003) into third place on the Patriots all-time yards from scrimmage list.
- Scored on a 38-yard reception in the Patriots' 59-0 victory vs. Tennessee (10/18).
- Tallied his highest rushing totals since 2004 with 79 yards on 12 carries at Indianapolis (11/15).
- Scored his first rushing touchdown of the season on a 6-yard run at Miami (12/6).
- Scored his second rushing touchdown of the season in the Patriots' 20-10 win vs. Carolina (12/13) on a 3-yard run in the second quarter.
- Was inactive in the regular-season finale at Houston (1/3).
- Led the team with 14 carries for 52 yards rushing and added six receptions for 37 yards in the postseason game vs. Baltimore (1/10). Faulk: Franchise RB Receptions Leader Kevin Faulk is the Patriots' all-time leader in receptions by a running back, totaling 418 career receptions. His receiving total ranks fourth on the Patriots' overall receptions list. He moved past Irving Fryar into fourth place during the Patriots' game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Nov. 30, 2008. He passed Terry Glenn for fifth place against San Francisco on Oct. 5, 2008 - a game in which he also tied his career high with two rushing touchdowns.
2007 (16/8, 3/2)
- Recorded 993 total yards from scrimmage (507 rushing and 486 receiving), placing third on the team and achieving the third highest total of his 10-year career.
- Finished third on the team with 58 receptions and placed second on the club with 507 rushing yards.
- Caught a career-high 58 passes for a career-high 486 receiving yards, recording the third highest reception total by an NFL running back in 2008.
- Tied his career high with four games with over 100 yards from scrimmage.
- Averaged 6.1 yards per rush (507 yards on 83 rushes), leading the NFL in that category among all players with 500 or more rushing yards.
- Was a part of the best rushing season for the Patriots in more than 20 years, totaling 2,278 rushing yards (sixth in team history and the most since 1985), 21 rushing touchdowns (tied for fourth in team history and the most since 1981) and an average of 4.4 yards per carry (fifth in team history and the best since 1983).
- Led the team in rushing yards four times (vs. STL, at IND, at MIA, vs. PIT) in 2008.
- Moved into fourth place on the Patriots' all-time receptions list ahead of Irving Fryar with a 9-yard reception against Pittsburgh on Nov. 30, giving him 364 receptions for his career.
- Set a career high with two rushing touchdowns while making seven carries for 32 yards at San Francisco (10/5). Tied a career-high with two total touchdowns. Passed Terry Glenn for fifth place on the Patriots' all-time receptions list with 330 on a 2-yard reception.
- Led the team with 60 rushing yards on 10 carries along with five catches for 38 yards out of the backfield at Indianapolis (11/2).
- Tallied 146 all-purpose yards, while leading the team in rushing with 73 yards along with taking the team lead in receptions (7) and receiving yards (48) against Pittsburgh (11/30).
2006 (15/1, 3/1)
- Played a full 16-game regular-season schedule for the second time in his career while making eight starts at running back.
- Was voted an offensive co-captain by his teammates for the first time in his career.
- Moved past Craig James and into 10th place on the Patriots' all-time rushing list with a 50-yard performance in the Patriots' win over the Dallas Cowboys (10/14).
- Passed Gino Cappelletti to move into sixth place on the Patriots' all-time career receptions list with his 293rd career catch on a 7-yard reception in the Patriots' victory over the Washington Redskins (10/28).
- Dove into the end zone to complete a 13-yard reception from Tom Brady for the game-winning touchdown in the Patriots' comeback win at Indianapolis (11/4).
- Extended the game-tying fourth-quarter drive with a hard-fought 2-yard gain on fourth-and-one at Baltimore (12/3). Streaked across the field and forced a fumble, which was recovered by Benjamin Watson, after Ed Reed had intercepted a Tom Brady pass in the first half of the Patriots' win at Baltimore.
- Pulled in a season-high eight catches for 68 yards as the Patriots became the first NFL team to finish with a 16-0 regular season record with a win over the N.Y. Giants (12/29). Extended the final touchdown drive of the game with a 13-yard reception on third-and-11.
- Led the team in receptions with eight catches for 82 yards in the Patriots' win over San Diego in the AFC Championship Game (1/20).
2005 (8/2, 2/1)
- Played in 15 regular season games with one start at running back.
- Saw action in all three postseason contests with one start.
- Set the Patriots' career record for receptions by a running back, passing Tony Collins, with his 262nd catch on a 9-yard grab in the fourth quarter of the Patriots' 17-13 victory over the Bears (11/26/06).
- Lined up at wide receiver and made a diving catch in the corner of the end zone for a 17-yard touchdown in the season opener against Buffalo (9/10).
- Gave the Patriots excellent field position with a career-high 43-yard punt return to the Bengals 42-yard line in the second quarter against Cincinnati (10/1).
- Tied a career high with two touchdowns against Houston (12/17).
- Caught one pass for seven yards and a touchdown in a wild card playoff game against the N.Y. Jets (1/7).
- In the divisional playoffs at San Diego (1/14), tied the game at 21 by taking a direct snap and rumbling in for the two-point conversion with less than five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.
2004 (11/1, 3/0)
- Played in eight games with two starts and recorded 51 rushes for 145 yards and 29 receptions for 260 yards. Finished second on the team with a season-high seven receptions for 71 yards against Pittsburgh (9/25).
- Snared a season-long 23-yard screen pass in the second quarter.
- Led the team with six receptions for 71 yards against Buffalo (12/11). Kept a Patriots touchdown drive alive with a 15-yard reception on third-and-seven. Furthered another Patriots touchdown drive with a 13-yard catch on third-and-six.
- Started at running back and led the team with 51 rushing yards on just six carries in the wild card playoff matchup against Jacksonville (1/7). Finished second on the team with four receptions for 45 yards.
2003 (15/8, 3/0)
- Carried the ball 54 times for 255 yards and two rushing touchdowns.
- Grabbed 26 receptions for 248 receiving yards and a touchdown out of the backfield.
- Led the team with a career-high 20 punt returns for 133 yards.
- Recorded at least 50 rushes and 25 receptions for the third consecutive season.
- Led the team in receptions in back-to-back games (10/24 and 10/31).
- Led the team with six receptions for 44 yards against the N.Y. Jets (10/24). Carried the ball four times for 21 yards in the victory .
- Started at running back and tied for the team lead with a season-high eight receptions for 72 yards against the Steelers (10/31).
- Carried the ball 13 times for a season-high 87 yards and a touchdown against Cleveland (12/5). Rumbled for a season-long 20-yard gain in the third quarter. Scored his first touchdown of the season with a 10-yard run.
- Carried the ball eight times for 38 yards in the Patriots' 24-21 victory over the Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX. Set up the Patriots' third touchdown of the game with a 12-yard reception down to the Eagles' 2-yard line.
- Led the team with 1,078 yards from scrimmage.
- Ranked second on the team with 638 rushing yards.
- Finished second on the team with 48 receptions.
- Set career-highs with 23 rushes for 96 yards (10/26).
- Registered 188 yards from scrimmage at Houston (11/23), marking the most yards from scrimmage by a Patriot since Terry Glenn amassed 214 receiving yards at Cleveland (10/03/99).
- Registered a then career-high 87 rushing yards on 14 carries against the N.Y. Giants (10/12). Carried the ball five times for 40 yards on the Patriots initial drive of the second half that ended with an Adam Vinatieri 28-yard field goal and a 10-3 New England lead.
- Set career-highs with 23 rushes for 96 yards in the Patriots' 9-3 win over the Browns (10/26). Also caught six passes for 58 yards in the victory. Compiled nearly half of the Patriots' yards on their eight-play, 70-yard scoring drive in the third quarter, amassing 32 yards from scrimmage.
- Started at running back and registered 188 yards from scrimmage against the Houston Texans (11/23). Recorded game-highs with eight receptions and 108 yards receiving. Tied a career-high with 23 rushes for 80 yards.
- Rushed six times for 42 yards and caught four passes for 19 yards in the Patriots' 32-29 Super Bowl XXXVIII victory over the Panthers. Gave the Patriots a seven-point lead by converting a two-point conversion on a direct snap from center with 2:51 remaining in the fourth quarter.
2001 (15/1, 3/0)
- Amassed 1,440 all-purpose yards while playing in 15 games.
- Tied for second on the team with seven touchdowns (three receiving, two rushing, two kick returns).
- Became the first player in franchise history and was the only player in the NFL during the 2002 season to record multiple touchdowns in three categories (rushing, receiving and kick returns).
- Ranked second on the team with 271 yards rushing on 52 attempts (5.2 avg.) and two touchdowns.
- Finished fourth on the team with 37 receptions for 379 yards (10.2 avg.) and three touchdowns.
- Chalked up a career-high 109 receiving yards on seven catches at Chicago (11/10), the first time a Patriots running back had over 100 yards receiving since Tony Collins gained 109 yards on six catches at Tampa Bay (10/27/85). Also totaled a career-high two receiving touchdowns at Chicago (11/10).
- Led the team in receiving twice with 109 yards at Chicago (11/10) and 70 yards vs. Miami (12/29).
- Led the Patriots and finished second in the NFL with a kickoff return average of 27.9 yards.
- Became the Patriots all-time leading kickoff returner against Green Bay (10/13).
- Returned two kickoffs for touchdowns, 86 yards at Oakland (11/17), and 87 yards vs. N.Y. Jets (12/22) and was just the second Patriot to return multiple kickoffs for touchdowns since Raymond Clayborn returned three for scores in 1977.
- Set a franchise record for kickoff return yardage by recording 220 yards vs. N.Y. Jets (12/22). Added eight punt returns for 65 yards (8.1 avg.).
- Played in 15 games, including one start and led the team
- for the third consecutive season with 33 kickoff returns and 662 kickoff return yards (20.1 avg.).
- Finished second on the team with 169 yards rushing on 41 carries (4.1 avg.) and one touchdown.
- Completed the first pass of his career when he took a direct snap and hooked up with Tom Brady on a 23-yard pass play vs. Miami (12/22).
- Accomplished season-highs with nine carries and 48 yards rushing (4.8 avg.), including an eight-yard touchdown in 44-13 victory over the Colts (9/30). Added two receptions for a season-high 38 yards receiving.
- Snared a season-high seven catches, including an acrobatic six-yard touchdown reception in the Patriots 21-11 victory over the Bills (11/11).
- Carried the ball twice for 15 yards in the Patriots' Super Bowl XXXVI victory over the St. Louis Rams. Rushed for eight yards on third-and-two, late in the second quarter extending a drive that ended in a Brady to David Patten eight-yard touchdown pass.
- Started nine of the 16 games at running back and was also utilized as a kickoff and punt returner.
- Led the Patriots and ranked 15th in the AFC with 570 yards rushing.
- Finished third on the team with 51 receptions for 465 yards.
- Led the Patriots for the second year in a row with 38 kickoff returns for 816 yards (21.5 avg.).
- Set a career-high with 11 catches for 62 yards against Tampa Bay (9/3).
- Faulk's 11 receptions tied him for the sixth highest in receptions in a game in franchise history.
- Contributed three kickoff returns for 85 yards (28.3 avg.).
- Caught a career-long 52-yard touchdown pass from Drew Bledsoe and gained 34 yards rushing on 12 carries against Miami (12/24).
- Played in 11 games for the Patriots as a rookie.
- Started the first two games of the season, but an ankle injury caused him to miss the next two games.
- Returned in a reserve role behind Terry Allen and filled in as a third-down back for the next nine games.
- Finished his rookie season second on the team with 227 rushing yards on 67 carries and a touchdown.
- He also had 12 receptions for 98 yards and a touchdown.
- Sprained an ankle at Indianapolis (12/12) and missed the rest of the season after being placed on injured reserve (12/14).
- Established a then personal best with 238 all-purpose yards and scored his first career touchdown on a 15-yard run over right tackle vs. the defending Super Bowl Champion Broncos (10/24).
- Earned Miller Lite Player of the Game honors for his performance against the N.Y. Jets (11/15). Returned a kickoff 95 yards to the Jets five-yard line. The return is the longest non-scoring return in franchise history.
- Recorded his first career receiving touchdown on a 13-yard pass from Drew Bledsoe in the fourth quarter.
- Faulk finished his collegiate career ranked fifth in NCAA history with 6,833 career all-purpose yards and 53 total touchdowns.
- Finished his college career trailing only Georgia running back Herschel Walker in SEC history in rushing yards (4,557) and rushing touchdowns (46).
- Finished with school records: 4,557 rushing yards, 6,833 all-purpose yards, 53 total touchdowns, 46 rushing touchdowns and 318 total points.
- He is the only player in school history to rush for over 1,000 yards in a season three times in his career.
- Kevin Troy Faulk was born the son of Gerald and Vivian Faulk on June 5, 1976 in Lafayette, La.
- Rushed for 4,877 yards on 603 carries and 62 touchdowns during his career at Carencro (La.) High.
- Totaled 7,612 all-purpose yards and scored 89 touchdowns during his high school career.
- Set 17 career and school records.
- Won the 1992 Class 5A State Championship at Carencro with 259 rushing yards and four touchdowns.
- Supporter of the Kids CafÈ Program at the Roxbury, Mass. Boys and Girls Club.
- Helped distribute Thanksgiving food baskets at Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries in Boston.
- Graduated with a degree in kinesiology.
- Kevin and his wife Latisha have three children, Tanasha, Kevin III and Kevione.