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Class of 2011: Marshall Faulk

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All-purpose all-star

Marshall Faulk is considered one of the best all-around running backs in NFL history. Faulk was the NFL's MVP in 2000 and the first player in league history to gain 2,000 yards from scrimmage in four consecutive seasons (1998-2001).

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  1. Warner, Holt reflect on Faulk.
  2. Career Statistics:

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Did you know?
The St. Louis Rams were 27-0 when Marshall Faulk rushed for 100 yards or more. That's just one of the nuggets that Gil Brandt offered in his series looking at the newest members of the Class of 2011. More
Through the years
Get a better picture of Marshall Faulk's career in this photo gallery.
Three Key Moments
Smashing debut
Faulk was selected with the second-overall pick by the Colts in 1994 and paid immediate dividends by rushing for 143 yards and three touchdowns as Indianapolis beat the Houston Oilers, 45-21. He finished his first season with 1,282 rushing yards and an AFC-leading 11 TDs to earn rookie of the year honors.
Thousand times 2
Faulk was traded to St. Louis in 1999. In that season, he became the second player in NFL history to surpass 1,000 yards both rushing and receiving. He set a then-record for yards from scrimmage with 2,429 yards while leading the team to its first Super Bowl title.
MVP
Faulk earned NFL MVP honors in 2000 after he set the single-season record for touchdowns with 26, which included a career-high and league-leading 18 rushing touchdowns. Faulk had three touchdowns in the finale vs. the Saints to seal the record. It marked the first of two straight seasons in which he led the NFL in scoring and touchdowns.
Quotable
"He will forever go down in my mind as the greatest player I have ever seen play. Not only because of his gifted physical ability, but also because of his dedication to and knowledge of every area of the game. It was a blessing to not only watch him play the game, but to be able to line up beside him. I truly hate seeing Marshall retire, because it means the game is losing one of its greatest assets and ambassadors. But, I will be forever grateful for having the chance to witness 'greatness' at least once in my life." -- Former St. Louis teammate Kurt Warner

"I am glad that I had an opportunity to cross paths with Marshall. I learned so much from him, not only on the football field, but from a mental standpoint, how to prepare and how to get ready, and then how to handle yourself outside of the game. I am very thankful for him and the things he was able to teach me." - Former St. Louis teammate Torry Holt

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