San Diego State great Marshall Faulk is among 10 players who will be honored Tuesday night in New York during induction ceremonies for the 2017 Class of the College Football Hall of Fame.
Faulk, who played at SDSU from 1991-93, is the fourth Aztec to be enshrined. He joins former head coach Don Coryell (inducted in 1999), defensive end Fred Dryer (1997) and guard/linebacker George Brown (1985), a Hoover High graduate.
Faulk burst on the college football scene as a true freshman in a 1991 game against Pacific when he rushed for a 386 yards and 422 all-purpose yards — both then NCAA records — for SDSU. He led the NCAA in rushing in both 1991 and 1992, when Faulk finished second to Miami quarterback Gino Torretta for the Heisman Trophy Award.
He remains the NCAA FBS record-holder for points per game (12.1) and ranks among the top 10 in rushing yards per game (148.0) and all-purpose yards per game (180.5). He was named a unanimous consensus All-American in 1992-93.
Faulk went into the Aztecs Hall of Fame in 1998. He was elected to the NFL Hall of Fame in 2011 following a 12-year career with the Colts and Rams.
The other players being enshrined Tuesday night are Bob Crable (Notre Dame, LB), Kirk Gibson (Michigan State, WR), Matt Leinart (USC, QB), Peyton Manning (Tennessee, QB), Bob McKay (Texas, OT), Dat Nguyen (Texas A&M LB), Adrian Peterson (Georgia Southern, RB), Mike Ruth (Boston College, NG) and Brian Urlacher (New Mexico, DB). Three coaches will join them — Danny Ford (Clemson, Arkansas), Larry Kehres (Mount Union, Ohio) and Steve Spurrier (Duke, Florida, South Carolina).
To watch Tuesday’s events:
• The induction press conference will be live streamed HERE on ESPN3 from 5:30-9:30 a.m. PT.
• The dinner will be live streamed HERE on ESPN3 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. PT.