Marshall Faulk, who played for the St. Louis Rams and scored a then record 26 touchdowns in 1999 when the Rams won the Super Bowl, was one of seven elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Faulk retired after 2005 as the 10th leading rusher and 7th in touchdowns scored. He was a three time NFL MVP.
Faulk was the second overall draft pick by the Indianapolis Colts in 1994. Faulk, out of San Diego State, went on to receive Rookie of the Year honors after finishing his first season with 1,282 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns. He also caught 52 passes for 522 yards and one touchdown.
After gained over 1,000 rushing yards in four of five seasons with the Colts and was traded to the St. Louis Rams in 1999. That season, he helped the Rams to a victory in Super Bowl XXXIV and became a member of the known “Greatest Show on Turf” while becoming the second player to ever go over 1,000 yards rushing and receiving in a season. He set a then NFL record for yards from scrimmage with 2,429.
Faulk was named the NFL’s Offensive Player of the Year in 1999 for the first of three consecutive seasons. In 2000, Faulk received league MVP honors after scoring 26 total touchdowns, including 18 on the ground.
Faulk said the biggest thing he prided himself on was learning and becoming a better pass blocker, which is a knock on all college running backs. Faulk said by his ability to learn to pass block, it actually opened up more passing options for him and he saw his numbers shoot up in the passing game when his pass blocking improved.
Not only was Faulk a gifted athlete, but he was smart and could run any offense under center, but after getting a shot at being the quarterback as a junior in high school, he said he decided he wanted to be the guy who got the ball…not the one who handed off or threw it. He told the NFL Network, that was “boring.”