Former LSU running back Kevin Faulk named SEC Legend

Former LSU running back Kevin Faulk is now minted as a legend.

On Thursday, the Southeastern Conference named the Tigers’ all-time leading rusher to its 2013 Legends class.

The Lafayette native and Carencro product was a three-time All-SEC selection from 1996-98. In 1995, he was named the conference’s Offensive Freshman of the Year. A season later, Faulk was named an AP All-American after rushing for 1,282 yards and 13 touchdowns. That season, he piled up 246 yards on 21 carries against Houston, setting a school record at the time for a single-game rushing total.

He would leave Baton Rouge as the career leader in all-purpose yards (6,833) and rushing yards (4,557). He also notched the most career rushing scores (46) and had 22 games when he eclipsed the 100-yard mark.

He finished his career with 4,557 rushing yards — third in the SEC behind only Georgia’s Herschel Walker and Arkansas’ Darren McFadden — and an SEC record 6,833 all-purpose yards. Faulk spent 13 years with the New England Patriots and was a member of three Super Bowl winning teams — in 2002, ’04 and ’05.

The 14-member Legends class will be honored at the annual SEC Legends dinner Dec. 6 at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta and before the SEC title game Dec. 7 at the Georgia Dome.