Faulk to join Denver Broncos as free agent

The name of LSU All-Southeastern Conference linebacker Trev Faulk wasn't among the 261 called out in the weekend's NFL Draft, but the Lafayette product has verbally agreed to join the Denver Broncos franchise as a free agent.

Faulk got a call from the Broncos staff shortly after the conclusion of the draft Sunday evening. The team intends to give him a chance to play one of its three linebacker positions, Faulk said. He plans to travel to Denver this weekend to finalize his deal with the team.

Faulk led the Tigers with 119 tackles in 2001 and earned first team All-SEC recognition after being named to the second team All-SEC in 2000. In his three seasons with the Tigers, he started in 33 of 36 games and finished his career with 300 tackles, 18 tackles for losses and four sacks.

A team captain as a sophomore and junior, Faulk was a semifinalist for the Butkus Award in 2001

Faulk had six double-figure tackle games last season, including a season-high of 18 in the Tigers regular season game against Tennessee. He was named SEC Defensive Player of the Week for making 13 tackles in LSU's 42-0 win over Mississippi State.

He also led LSU with seven tackles in its 47-34 win over No. 7 Illinois in the Sugar Bowl. The victory capped a 10-3 season for LSU that included its first outright SEC title.

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