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Marshall Faulk

Called 'best Weapon' In Nfl

Faulk remains an engaging player because his skills run across the board. In his first nine seasons in the NFL, he rushed for more than 1,000 yards all but two seasons. Besides rushing, Faulk has made a mark catching passes. During his first nine seasons, he pulled down 628 passes for 5,984 yards, or an average of 9.5 per catch. Moreover, Faulk has sticky hands—when he has the ball, he's unlikely to drop it. In his first nine seasons, Faulk handled the ball 2,995 times rushing and receiving passes, yet fumbled it only thirty-two times.

Because he is a threat as both a rusher and a receiver, the 5-foot-10, 211-pound Faulk keeps his opponents on guard. "It's just a guessing game of where he's going," the Atlanta Falcons' Patrick Kerney told Sports Illustrated for Kids. "He's the best weapon in the NFL right now."

The NFL's best weapon will be on the gridiron for years to come, and there's just no telling what kind of legacy he'll leave behind.

Career Statistics

Rushing Receiving Fumbles
Yr Team ATT YDS AVG TD REC YDS AVG TD FUM LST
IND: Indianapolis Colts; STL: St. Louis Rams.
1994 IND 314 1282 4.1 11 52 522 10.0 1 5 3
1995 IND 289 1078 3.7 11 56 475 8.5 3 8 5
1996 IND 198 587 3.0 7 56 428 7.6 0 2 2
1997 IND 264 1054 4.0 7 47 471 10.0 1 5 3
1998 IND 324 1319 4.1 6 86 908 10.6 4 3 2
1999 STL 253 1381 5.5 7 87 1048 12.0 5 2 2
2000 STL 253 1359 5.4 18 81 830 10.2 8 0 0
2001 STL 260 1382 5.3 12 83 765 9.2 9 3 3
2002 STL 212 953 4.5 8 80 537 6.7 2 4 3
TOTAL 2367 10395 4.4 87 628 5984 9.5 33 32 23

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