Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk Ready for the NFL Season
Marshall Faulk still has a few months before he’ll be on set analyzing games and players for the NFL Network. So while he had the time, he supported Jonathan Ogden’s Golf Fundraiser in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“For me to come out and help Jonathan, it’s a great initiative here and in Baltimore. A guy like Jonathon. People don’t understand, he doesn’t have to do this. It’s out of the goodness of his heart. The kids that he helps and what they support and what this foundation does, it’s for a good cause, and anytime I can lend my name and my likeness to come out here and help him fundraise, I am going to be here,” Faulk told Class Act Sports in June.
Inducted into Pro Football’s Hall of Fame last summer, Faulk established himself as one of the greatest rushers in NFL history. He ran for over 12,000 yards and had 100 rushing touchdowns, to go along with 36 receiving touchdowns over his career with the Indianapolis Colts and St. Louis Rams.
“For me, it’s my civil duty. I’m a product of the inner city. I like giving back to the less fortunate I was one of the less fortunate and now that I have, I try to make sure I don’t forget where I came from,” Faulk said.
He will enter his sixth season as an analyst on the NFL network, and is excited as ever, despite not playing anymore.
“Just getting ready for the upcoming season. Watching these guys play and compete. Should be a good one. We got some new young talent. We got some teams that want to redeem themselves from last year. Ultimately, it’s going through the season, getting to the playoffs and getting to the Super Bowl,” Faulk told Class Act Sports.
Despite never playing on the same team as Ogden, or facing him on the field as both were offensive players, Faulk got to known Ogden, as both played in the AFC.
“It was good for me because Jonathan was one of the guys that, when I played in the AFC and went to the Pro Bowl, I had a chance to run it behind guys like Jonathan. So playing offense you look at a guy like that and be excited that you are playing offense and you don’t have to go against him on a weekly basis,” he said.
Before he left, Faulk discussed former teammate Peyton Manning. The two played on the Colts in 1998.
“I’m just happy for Peyton that he got a chance to continue his career. A lot of players at this time, they have to hang it up. The Broncos thought enough of him and we’ll get a chance to see if he can stay healthy and take that team where he took Indianapolis,” Faulk told Class Act Sports.