Longtime New England Patriots running back Kevin Faulk is expected to officially announce his retirement from the National Football League Tuesday at The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon.
The Patriots have announced they will be holding a press conference to formally announce the retirement of Faulk, a three-time Super Bowl champion, closing the book on a successful 13-year career - all in New England.
The press conference will be held at The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon starting at 10:30 a.m. in the Grand Hall on the third floor. Robert Kraft, The Kraft Group chairman and CEO, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and Faulk are each expected to speak during the press conference.
Faulk was drafted by the Patriots in the second round of the 1999 NFL Draft after setting numerous rushing and all-purpose yardage records at LSU. Over the next 13 seasons, Faulk helped the Patriots claim nine division titles, five conference crowns and three Super Bowl championships. He earned a roster position on the Patriots’ 50th Anniversary Team as a return specialist and retires as the franchise’s all-time leader in all-purpose yards (12,349) return yards (5,041) and kick return yards (4,098).
His 13 seasons of active duty ties Mosi Tatupu as the team’s longest tenured running back in franchise history. In 2009, Faulk earned the New England Patriots Ron Burton Community Service Award, which is presented annually to the Patriots player who makes the greatest contributions both on the field and in the community.
The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon is open daily at 10 a.m. On Tuesday, patrons of The Hall at Patriot Place are welcome to attend the retirement announcement. From 10 a.m. to noon, The Hall will donate half of each patron’s admission fee to a charity of Kevin Faulk’s choosing.
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