Former Patriots running back Kevin Faulk appears to be moving on to the coaching ranks, although unfortunately for fans here in New England he’s not joining his former team in that capacity just yet.
Former Patriots running back Kevin Faulk will be coaching high school football this season. (FILE:USPresswire)
According to the Houma Courier out of Louisiana, Faulk will reportedly become an assistant high school coach at his alma mater, Carencro High, for the upcoming season.
Faulk told the publication that while he can no longer experience the excitement of playing football in the NFL, working with kids brings him a similar form of enjoyment.
“At first, it was a little trying, but at the same time, that’s life,” said Faulk when talking about being out of football. “Some of the things you were accustomed to you have to move on from. You have to find other things that excite you, and working with kids is really exciting.”
Faulk was obviously a favorite here in New England, and during his retirement last season Bill Belichick talked about what a team player he was as well as his terrific football prowess.
“He was the ultimate team player, the hardest worker, always well prepared,” said Belichick. “I can’t remember asking a question in a team meeting that he didn’t have the right answer to, and I used to try to give him a couple hard ones. He usually aced those.”
The former LSU standout spent 13 seasons in New England after being drafted by the team back in 1999, and was part of each of the Patriots three Super Bowl Championships. Now he’s back trying to help younger kids who likely have the same aspirations he did, and he said in the piece he’s looking forward to it.
“It was something that you dream about and fantasize about as a kid, and I just lucky enough and blessed to have that opportunity,” said Faulk. “It was amazing to be there and to do that three times. We want to instill in these kids that hard work pays off in the long run.”
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