San Diego, California - On the heels of Donnel Pumphrey moving into the fifth spot on the NCAA FBS all-time rushing list, legendary San Diego State running back Marshall Faulk will be the Honor Warrior for the Aztecs’ Homecoming game against Hawai’i on Saturday, November 5. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. on CBS Sports Network.
A three-time All-American (1991-93) and San Diego State's all-time career leading rusher, Faulk holds the SDSU record for most 300-, 200-, and 100-yard rushing performances by a player and the record for the most 200-yard rushing efforts in a single season. He led the nation in rushing as a freshman in 1991 with 1,429 yards and in 1992 as sophomore with 1,630 yards. Faulk finished in the top nine of the Heisman Trophy balloting in all three of his seasons, including second in 1992 and fourth in 1993. In his time as an Aztec, he rushed for 4,589 yards and 57 touchdowns. In June, it was announced that Faulk will be considered for 2017 induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.
Faulk was the second overall pick in the 1994 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011 after playing 12 years in the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts (1994-98) and the St. Louis Rams (1999-2005). In his rookie campaign, he rushed for 143 yards and three touchdowns, finishing the season with 1,282 rushing yards and AFC-leading 11 touchdowns to earn Rookie of the Year honors.
A seven-time NFL Pro Bowl selection, Faulk rushed for 1,000 yards in seven of his first eight seasons and was the first player in league history to gain 2,000 yards from scrimmage in four straight seasons (1998-2001). The New Orleans native was named NFL Most Valuable Player in 2000 after setting a single-season record for touchdowns (26) that included a league leading 18 rushing scores, also winning Super Bowl XXXIV with the St. Louis Rams on Jan. 30, 2000.
Winners of four consecutive games, 15 straight against conference opponents and 17 of its last 18 contests, San Diego State (7-1, 4-0 MW) plays host to Hawai‘i (4-5, 3-2 MW) at 4 p.m. PT Saturday. SDSU's Homecoming game, the 1966 Wire Service College Division Champion Aztecs will also be honored at the game. Tickets can be purchased through GoAztecs.com, over the phone by calling (619) 283-7378, or by visiting Qualcomm Stadium’s Window E between 9 a.m. PT and 5 p.m. PT.