Jan 20, 2013; Foxboro, MA, USA; New England Patriots running back Stevan Ridley (22) walks off the field with retired running back Kevin Faulk after losing to the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC championship game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

LSU great Kevin Faulk among top SEC backs of BCS era

Kevin Faulk is one of the more significant players in history as the running back came to LSU in a time of need and one of the nation’s highest-ranked recruits delivered on his promise and left the program as one of the best to wear the Purple and Gold.

Today, Faulk was ranked as the No. 5 SEC running back in the BCS era by Athlon Sports. Here’s what Athlon had to say about Faulk:

Stats: 856 att., 4,557 yds, 46 TDs, 53 rec., 600 yds, 4 TDs, 1,676 ret. yds, 3 TDs

“From an all-purpose standpoint, few can match the production of Faulk. He posted the No. 4- and No. 5-best all-purpose seasons in SEC history when he totaled 2,109 yards in 1998 and 2,104 in ’96. Those are still the best two seasons per game in SEC history (191.7 ypg and 191.3 ypg). His 46 rushing touchdowns are third all-time to Tebow and Walker and Faulk is third all-time in SEC history in rushing. He is fifth in rushing attempts and scored a total of 53 times while at LSU.”

Three other LSU running backs made their top 35 and they are as follows:

23. Joseph Addai, LSU (2001-05): 490 att., 2,576 yds, 18 TDs, 66 rec., 641 yds, 6 TDs

30. Jeremy Hill, LSU (2012-13): 345 att., 2,156 yds, 28 TDs, 26 rec., 254 yds

34. Stevan Ridley, LSU (2008-10): 306 att., 1,419 yds, 19 TDs, 17 rec., 94 yds

It won’t be the BCS era, but incoming freshman Leonard Fournette may end up being better than any of these four. Now that would be something special.

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