Data Points: Faulk’s TD breakdown

When it came to being a dual threat, few were better than the versatile Marshall Faulk, who ranks among the league’s all-time leaders in total yards from scrimmage. But the versatile runner did more than just pile up real estate and proved to be a scoring threat both as a runner and a receiver.

Not only is the former Colts and Rams Pro Bowl selection one of eight players in NFL history with at least 100 rushing touchdowns, Faulk also caught 36 touchdown passes, one of the top totals by a player at his position. Nearly two-thirds of those touchdowns (22) came during a three-year span when St. Louis was busy making a pair of Super Bowl appearances from 1999-01.

Faulk is also one of only eight players in league annals to score at least 130 touchdowns. But of the players on that list, only fellow Hall of Fame RB Marcus Allen had at least 20 scores both rushing and receiving. And if you had to draw comparisons to another Hall of Famer, it might be former Colts RB Lenny Moore, who totaled 113 career touchdowns (63 rushing, 48 receiving and 2 returns).

– Russell S. Baxter

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