Marshall Faulk will be enshrined into Pro Football’s Hall of Fame on Saturday in Canton, Ohio. Faulk has always carried himself well, whether on the field, talking to the media, or during his roles when working in the media. This ceremony and his speech will be something even he says he can’t plan for. Jackie Slater and Jack Youngblood even offered up advice.
Faulk admitted on Friday that he was in awe of his surroundings. “A lot of these guys that I have read about, heard about, seen tape on or played against…Now, being a 38-year old young man around these legends, it’s a great feeling. It’s a great feeling.”
You can bet there will be butterflies. Offensive lineman Jackie Slater told him to make the most of this opportunity and enjoy every minute of it. “He’s got his head on about it. He’s a young man who has had a lot of success and really a lot of success against long odds and it’s just him against the world, and he’s handled all those challenges. He knows he belongs.”
Youngblood was a little more cut and dry with his advice. “Just don’t cry in the first minute. Don’t do it in the first minute. It’s all right later on but don’t break down in that first one. It’s a frightening situation.”
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