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Kevin Faulk



Happy 45th birthday to Kevin Faulk
Born June 5, 1976 in Lafayette, Louisiana
Patriot RB/PR/KR, 1999-2011; uniform #33
Pats 2nd round (46th overall) selection of the 1999 draft, from LSU

The 3-time super bowl champion is a member of the Pats 50th Anniversary Team and the Patriots Hall of Fame. The defender of the wall ranks 5th in team history with 3607 rushing yards, 13th with 3701 receiving yards, 8th with 943 punt return yards and first with 4098 kick return yards. Faulk is first in franchise history with 12,340 all purpose yards, first with 5,041 return yards, and fifth with 7,308 yards from scrimmage. His 1,577 touches is a close second to Sam Cunningham (1,595), and he also played in 19 playoff games.





An All-American and a three-time All-SEC selection, Kevin Faulk finished his career as LSU’s all-time leading rusher while breaking a plethora of other LSU and SEC marks ... Held 17 LSU and SEC records ... Rushed for 4,557 yards and 46 touchdowns in his career ... Finished fourth in NCAA history and first in SEC history with 6,833 all-purpose yards ... SEC record was previously held by Georgia legend Herschel Walker ... Had 53 total touchdowns ...


May 18, 2016:

The New England Patriots announced today that Kevin Faulk, a three-time Super Bowl champion, has been voted by the fans as the 25th entrant into the Patriots Hall of Fame. Faulk joins Troy Brown (2012) and Tedy Bruschi (2013) as the third player to enter The Hall as a career Patriot with three Super Bowl rings. He is also just the fifth player to be selected by the fans into the Patriots Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility, joining Drew Bledsoe (2011), Brown, Bruschi and Ty Law (2014).
For his career, he played in 161 regular season games and accumulated 3,607 yards rushing on 864 attempts for a 4.2-yard average with 16 touchdowns, caught 431 passes for 3,701 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns, returned 181 kicks for 4,098 yards and two touchdowns and returned 101 punts for 943 yards. Faulk is the Patriots' all-time leader in receptions by a running back and is one of just 30 running backs in NFL history to reach the 400-reception plateau. In the 2000s, he was one of just six players to rush for more than 3,000 yards and gain more than 3,000 yards receiving, joining Tiki Barber, Marshall Faulk, Michael Pittman, LaDanian Tomlinson and Brian Westbrook.



Kevin Faulk, LSU's all-time rushing leader and three-time Super Bowl Champion, enters his first season as running backs coach for the Tigers after being promoted to that position in February of 2020.

Faulk, who played his entire NFL career under legendary coach Bill Belichick in New England, had spent the previous two years on the LSU staff as Director of Player Development. In that role, Faulk worked with LSU student-athletes on their academic direction, social development and overall quality of life.

Faulk, who remains LSU’s all-time leader in rushing yards (4,557) and rushing TDs (46), starred in the backfield for the Tigers from 1995-98, helping LSU to three bowl appearances over that span. Faulk earned All-America honors from the Associated Press in 1996.

Faulk capped his record-setting LSU career as the SEC's all-time leader in all-purpose yards with 6,833. He still ranks third in SEC history in rushing yards and rushing TDs.


June 4, 2018:

One of the all-time LSU greats and a member of the Louisiana Sports, LSU Athletic and New England Patriots Halls of Fame, Faulk helped lead the Tigers to three bowl appearances from 1995-97. He earned first team Associated Press All-America honors as an all-purpose back in 1996.




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Ryan Mallet, James Ferentz and Torry Holt


Happy 33rd birthday to Ryan Mallett
Born June 5, 1988 in Batesville, Arkansas
Patriot QB, 2011-2013; uniform #15
Pats 3rd round (74th overall) selection of the 2011 draft, from Arkansas

Concerns about Mallett's drinking and motivation caused him to fall from the first round to third in the 2011 draft. He appeared in just four games over three seasons, going 1-4 for 17 yards and one interception. At the time the Pats had enough faith in Mallett to retain him and waive Brian Hoyer in 2012. In a bit of trivia, Ryan Mallett was the QB who was retained when Tim Tebow was cut in 2013. Pats fans hoped he and his strong arm would fetch a bounty like Matt Cassel did when he was traded, but were disappointed when in August of 2014 all the Patriots received from Houston was a 6th round pick. After screwing up with the Texans, Mallett became Joe Flacco's backup in Baltimore.

Ryan Mallett appeared in 21 NFL games, going 3-5 in eight starts. He completed 55% of his passes, with nine touchdowns and ten interceptions. Mallett last played in 2017.

Five reasons why Ryan Mallett is the future of the Patriots at quarterback | Bleacher Report






Happy 32nd birthday to James Ferentz
Born June 5, 1989 in Iowa City, Iowa
Patriot OL, 2017-present; uniform #59 (2017), #66 (2018}
Signed as a veteran free agent on May 18, 2017

The Iowa grad spent two seasons in Denver, appearing in 20 games in 2015-2016. His father Kirk worked with Bill Belichick in Cleveland and New England, and his brother Brian was formerly the Pats tight end coach. James Ferentz spent most of 2017 and 2018 on the Pats practice squad. He appeared in two games for the Patriots in 2018, with eight offensive snaps and eight special team snaps. In 2019 he was waived as part of final roster cutdowns and re-signed a few days later. Ferentz started one game at center and another at guard due to injuries to Ted Karras and Shaq mason, and appeared in all but one game over the season. He also started two games in 2020 when David Andrews was injured.






Happy 45th birthday to Torry Holt
Born June 5, 1976 in Greensboro, North Carolina
Patriots WR, 2010 (off season); uniform #84
Signed as a veteran free agent on April 20, 2010

The Pats brought in the 34 year old veteran to compete with David Patten, Brandon Tate, rookie Taylor Price and a young Julian Edelman as a receiver to play opposite Randy Moss, six weeks into free agency and two weeks prior to the 2010 NFL draft. He was signed to a one-year, $1.7 million contract, but a knee injury ended his season (and career) in mid August. Holt was named to seven Pro Bowls and twice led the league in receiving yards, finishing his NFL career with 920 receptions (20th), 13,382 receiving yards (16th) and 74 receiving touchdowns (34th).





June 5, 1941: Robert Kraft is born in Brookline, Massachusetts
Say what you will about him, the reality is that this franchise would not be in New England if not for his efforts to keep the Patriots here.



June 5, 2006: New England trades WR Bethel Johnson to New Orleans
In return the Pats received DT Johnathan Sullivan, a draft bust who never came close to his status as the #6 overall selection of the 2003 draft. Sullivan was arrested in Atlanta three weeks later on charges of possession of marijuana, was placed on PUP to start the 2006 training camp, and released on October 9 - without ever getting on the field for the Patriots.




June 5, 1984: NFL supplemental draft of USFL and CFL players
1st round, #16: Ricky Sanders
2nd round, #43: Eric Jordan
3rd round, #70: Walter Lewis




Other players born on this date with New England connections:
Megs Apsit (6/5/09-12/22/08); TB/LB/DB/K/KR/P/PR spent a few years in the NFL, including 1933 for the Boston Redskins.

Art Donovan (6/5/25-8/4/2013) went to Boston College. The colorful Baltimore Colt defensive tackle went to five straight Pro Bowls in the fifties, and is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.




And a couple other notable NFL players born on June 5:
- Saints WR Marques Colston, 38; 711 receptions for 9,759 yards and 72 TD, plus one super bowl ring.
- Browns Hall of Fame FB/KR/LB Marion Motley, (6/5/20-6/27/99); twice led the league in rushing.
- Jet draft busts Vernon Gholston (35) and Sam Darnold (24).
 

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Kevin Faulk. A Patriot stalwart. Never liked him early on. A fumble looking for a place to happen. Eventually carved out a significant role in a dynastic run. I didn't support his Hall election, thought their were 3 down players on both sides of the ball that were more significant. The 4th and 2 play in Indy would have been successful if he hadn't double clutched the ball.
 

Pape

In the Starting Line-Up
Kevin Faulk. A Patriot stalwart. Never liked him early on. A fumble looking for a place to happen. Eventually carved out a significant role in a dynastic run. I didn't support his Hall election, thought their were 3 down players on both sides of the ball that were more significant. The 4th and 2 play in Indy would have been successful if he hadn't double clutched the ball.
after a disastrous 2000 season, a lot of people were wondering why he was still here...

glad BB & Co had faith...
 

Nikolai

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Hell yeah...obviously one of my all-time favorite Patriots. Love this guy. He's a poster child for why "armchair GMs" should be ignored.
 

captain stone

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Kevin Faulk. A Patriot stalwart. Never liked him early on. A fumble looking for a place to happen. Eventually carved out a significant role in a dynastic run. I didn't support his Hall election, thought their were 3 down players on both sides of the ball that were more significant. The 4th and 2 play in Indy would have been successful if he hadn't double clutched the ball.

That 4th/2 play call itself was a Disaster at ALL levels...as was the 3rd/2 call that preceded it.
 

Nikolai

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Yeah because we're always wrong and Billy's always right...

He's more often right than we are. If I really thought I was more often right, I'd go apply for a job.
 

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