POSTED: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 7:12pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 7:34pm
Foxborough, Massachusetts — Former LSU Tiger Kevin Faulk was hoping to play another season in the NFL, but Tuesday he called it quits after 13 seasons of professional football.
Faulk won three Super Bowls with the Patriots, the team he spent his entire professional career with.
The Patriots drafted the Carencro native in the second round out of LSU in 1999.
"You don't realize how long you've done something because you are doing it, you are in the flow of it. It just feels great. But when that time comes for it to go, you tend to understand, wow, what you have accomplished as a football player and as a person,"
Faulk said Tuesday as he announced his retirement.
He leaves as the team’s all-time leader in all-purpose yard and return yards.
"Kevin was so adept at figuring out his role, doing it the very best he could. he was the ultimate team player, hardest worker, always well prepared. I can't remember asking a question in a team meeting that he didn't have the right answer to," Patriots head coach Bill Belicheck said.
Another former Tiger Steven Ridley has taken the reigns from Faulk and is currently the teams leading rusher through five games.