12-year NFL veteran and seven-time Pro Bowler Marshall Faulk will announced his retirement at a press conference scheduled for Monday afternoon in Phoenix, Arizona.

There has been little question as of late that the Rams’ running back planned to call it a career at some point in the near future.  He had knee surgery prior to last season and told the St. Louis organization he would not play in 2006.

"It has been an honor and a pleasure to play in the National Football League," Faulk said in a statement. "I’d like to thank all my teammates and coaches with whom I’ve been associated with … as well as the fans who supported me throughout the years."

The Rams acquired Faulk following their abysmal 4-12 season in 1998.  He rewarded the franchise by leading them to their only Super Bowl Championship the following year.

"I think he’s got to be one of the best overall football players in the history of the game," former Rams’ Head Coach Mike Martz said Thursday.  "In the 80 years or so of the game, you’ve got to put him in that group, regardless of position."

Faulk finishes his career ranked ninth in total rushing yards (12,279) and fourth in touchdowns (136).