Former Patriot Kevin Faulk to Announce Retirement from NFL Tuesday in Foxborough

The former Patriots running back is expected to announce his retirement Tuesday at The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Longtime New England Patriots running back Kevin Faulk is expected to officially announce his retirement from the NFL 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.

CALL FOR COMMENTS: What's your favorite Kevin Faulk memory? Tell us in the comments section!

Leo McKenna October 08, 2012 at 11:34 PM
Kevin, you will always be the ultimate Patriot. Thank you for your outstanding play.
Todd Arnold October 11, 2012 at 09:44 AM
What can you say about Kevin Faulk.....He Epitomizes what a New England Patriots Player is all about both on and off the field. Off the field ..his unselfish contribution to the New England community was without a doubt a lead by example situation just like his contribution to the team on the field and in the locker room. As a player, we have seen shades of Sam "Bam" Cunningham and Mosi Tatupu with his pounding runs up the gutwith moves like Curtis Martin...... running outside like Mini Mac Herron and catching passes out of the backfield for first downs. But most of all...Kevin Faulk Played with the "Heart" of players like Troy Brown, Steve Grogan, John Hannah and Steve Nelson, just to name a few. He was known as "Mr. Reliable" and the "Best darn 3rd down back in the league." So many records in the Books with his name next to them...His 3 Super Bowl Rings is a testament to what he has accomplished on the field. I for one hope that Kevin comes back in a coaching roll for his infectious attitude both on the field and in the locker room will go along way in maintaining the "Patriots way" in Foxborough for many more years to come. Thank You Kevin ..for EVERYTHING!


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