A Tribute to a Great Patriot

It has been 13 years since Kevin Faulk stepped onto the football field for the New England Patriots and what a thirteen years it has been. Drafted in the second round, (46th overall) from LSU, Kevin came out as the starter until injuring his ankle. After that he had a stellar career as a Patriot. He was out of the same mold as Troy Brown. A selfless team player, he always put team first and did whatever it took to win. When you look up "A Belichick Guy" in Webster's his picture is right there! He rushed for 3,607 yards and caught 431 passes for 3,698 yards. While those are great stat's it is more about the big plays. Whenever we needed a big play on third down Kevin always delivered. Bill stated "No matter what he was asked to do, nobody did it better than Kevin. He always put the team first, he always worked hard. Nobody contributed more to the team winning than Kevin. He was the ultimate team player." Mr. Kraft added, "Kevin Faulk helped define the way and entire generation of Patriots fans have come to view and appreciated our brand of football. He worked so hard to get better every year. He was always one of the first to arrive in the building and amount the last to leave." As a Patriots Fan it has been an honour to see him perform over these past thirteen years. While he will be missed on the field, his presence will be felt with the development of Stevan Ridley and Brandon Bolden will be felt for years to come. Make no mistake his mentoring on these two and how they have performed this year. Congratulations on a great career Kevin! Enjoy retirement, you have earned it. See you at the hall in four years.