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NFL Hall of Fame: Marshall Faulk Elected On First Try

St. Louis Rams icon Marshall Faulk had no problem breaking through in a crowded field of NFL Hall of Fame candidates, earning the honor on his first try in a very full group of candidates. Faulk’s 19154 total yards are fourth in NFL history. After joining the Rams in 1999 after a distinguished career with the Indianapolis Colts, Faulk went on one of the greatest peaks in running back history, leading the NFL in yards per carry all three seasons and setting what was at the time a record in 2000, with 26 touchdowns.

For his Rams career Faulk averaged an incredible 4.8 yards per carry while also catching 470 footballs for 4071 receiving yards. 2000 characterizes just how versatile he was—he averaged 156.4 total yards per game, led the NFL in rushing touchdowns with 18, and also caught six passes a game. No player has ever been more dangerous in more ways.

The other NFL Hall of Famers are Deion Sanders, Shannon Sharpe, Ed Sabol, Richard Dent, Chris Hanburger, and Les Richter.