Southern Miss 45, SE Louisiana 0 - Sept. 9, 2006
Returns for his final season and looks to be a major contributor on defense and special teams ... Slated to start in the defensive secondary at the field cornerback position ... Coaching staff will count on him to provide leadership ... Also will be the team's kickoff and punt returner as well ... Showed a lot of improvement with his cover skills over the course of last season and throughout the spring ... One of the team's fastest players ... Tied an M.M. Roberts Stadium record with two interceptions against Tulsa (10/8) ... Returned those interceptions for 76 yards and a touchdown, the fourth highest in school history ... 2005 (r-Jr.): Played in all 12 games, with three starts ... Eighth leading tackler on the team with 40 total tackles (27 solos, 13 assists), 7.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, one fumble recovery, two interceptions, six pass breakups and a blocked kick ... Also had 22 punt returns for 166 yards, an average of 7.5 yards per return, including a long return of 47 yards and seven kickoff returns for 106 yards, an average of 15.1 yards per return, with a long return of 51 yards ... Ranked No. 65 nationally and No. 5 in Conference USA in punt returns (7.5) ... Finished with two interceptions against Tulsa, returning them for 76 yards, the fourth-best performance in school history ... It also tied an M.M. Roberts Stadium record for the 13th time and was also the first two interception game by a Golden Eagle since Greg Brooks had two against Memphis in 2003 ... Had a career-high seven tackles (three solos, four assists) against Alabama (9/10), also finishing with a tackle for loss and a sack ... Finished with five solos and an assist against Memphis (11/19), also posting two tackles for loss in the game ... Had six tackles (three solos, three assists) against Tulane (11/26), also registering a tackle for loss ... Had four tackles (three solos, one assist) against East Carolina (10/1), also finishing with a tackle for loss ... Finished with three solo tackles against Arkansas State (12/20) ... Had two solos against McNeese State (9/17), Tulsa (10/8) and UCF (10/15) ... Finished with one solo and an assists against UAB (10/21), also finishing with 1.5 tackles for loss and one sack ... Had two punt returns for a season-high 57 yards against UCF ... Had a season- high four returns for 15 yards against Memphis ... Had two returns for 38 yards against Alabama ... Had a return for 28 yards against Houston ... Had a season-long kickoff return for 51 yards against East Carolina ... 2004 (r-So.): Saw action in 11 games ... Played in a season-high 33 plays against UAB (11/27) ... Finished the year with 10 total tackles (five solos, five assists) ... Made a season-high four tackles (two solos, two assists) against Cincinnati (11/6) ... Also returned five kickoffs for 104 yards ... Had three kickoff returns against UAB (11/27) ... Recorded a long kickoff return of 24 yards against UAB (11/27) ... 2003 Liberty Bowl: Returned one kickoff for 27 yards against Utah in the Liberty Bowl (12/31) ... 2003 (r-Fr.): Played in all 13 games ... Used primarily on special teams but did see time at the boundary cornerback position ... Season-high 27 plays against Louisiana-Lafayette (11/1) ... Had two tackles, a pass breakup and a half-tackle for loss on the season ... Returned eight kickoffs for 155 yards, an average of 19.4 yards a return with a long return of 33 yards ... Assisted on a tackle at UAB (9/4) and had a half-tackle for loss against Nebraska ... Broke up a pass against Louisiana-Lafayette ... Two returns for 48 yards, including a season-long 33-yarder against Nebraska ... Had a 28-yard return against Louisiana-Lafayette and a 26-yard return against TCU (11/20) ... Returned his first collegiate kickoff 20 yards at Cal (8/30) ... 2002 (Fr.): Redshirted ... Prep: Played for Coach Bobby Green ... Rushed for 1,378 yards on 177 carries and 11 touchdowns, averaging 7.5 yards a carry senior year ... Rushed for 1,407 yards and 21 touchdowns as a junior ... Had six punt returns for touchdowns with a long of 93 yards ... Helped team to first district championship since 1991 as a senior ... A three-star rating and No. 68 prospect nationally by Borderwars.com ...Given a two star-rating by rivals.com and No. 63 prospect in the nation by rivals.com ... Ranked as the 14th all-purpose back in the nation with a rating of 5.0 by Max Emfinger's Blue Chip Recruiting ... A 7.47 rating as a wingback by Max Emfinger's Blue Chip Recruiting ... Given a rating of 3.5 by The Forrest Davis Football Recruiting Annual ... Personal: Son of Harold Flugence and Michelle Faulk ... Cousin of Marshall (St. Louis Rams) and Kevin Faulk (New England Patriots) ... Majoring in therapeutic recreation ... Born July 22, 1984.
2005 Game-by-Game Statistics (UT-A-TT):
Alabama 3-4-7; McNeese State 2-0-2; East Carolina 3-1-4; Tulsa 2-0-2; UCF 2-0-2; UAB 1-1-2; N.C. State 1- 0-1; Marshall 0-1-1; Houston 2-2-4; Memphis 5-1-6; Tulane 33-3-6; Arkansas State 3-0-3
Faulk's Defensive Statistics
Faulk's' Punt Return Statistics
Faulk's Kickoff Return Statistics
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