Walker, Faulk inducted into LSU Hall of Fame

A star-studded crowd was on hand at the Lod Cook Alumni Center as five new members were inducted to the LSU Hall of Fame. A class of inductees, headlined by former football and baseball all-Americans Kevin Faulk and Todd Walker, were honored Monday night.

Faulk lettered at LSU from 1995-98 and was a first team, all-purpose all-American in 1996. A native of Carencro, La., Faulk is currently a three-time Super Bowl champion running back with the New England Patriots. Faulk was presented his Hall of Fame plaque from LSU football coach Les Miles.

LSU Hall of Fame inductee Kevin Faulk poses with his son, Kevin Faulk III. (Matt Deville)

Walker lettered at LSU from 1991-94, was the 1992 National Freshman of the Year, the 1993 SEC player of the Year and MVP of the 1993 College World Series. Walker, a native of Bossier City, is currently the starting second baseman for the Chicago Cubs.

LSU Hall of Fame inductee Todd Walker talks with the media. (Matt Deville)

Other inductees included former women track stars Cheryl Taplin and D'Andre Hill and one of LSU's greatest gymnasts ever Jennifer Wood.

The inductees pose for a pic. (Steve Franz)

Jennifer Wood, considered one of the most accomplished gymnasts in the history of the sport in Canada and a 1998 graduate of LSU, earned All-America honors nine times for the Tiger gymnastics team. She recorded a remarkable nine perfect 10 scores on the vault during her LSU career.

D'Andre Hill, the NCAA Women's Track and Field Athlete of the Year in 1996 and a 1998 graduate of LSU, was a 15-time All-American for the national champion LSU track and field teams, and participated in the 100 meter dash for the United States in the 1996 Summer Olympics.

Cheryl Taplin, a member of four LSU outdoor and three indoor national champion teams and a 1995 graduate of LSU, was a 16-time All-American and a three-time NCAA champion for the Tigers. In outdoor competition, Taplin won national titles as a member of the 4x100 meter relay teams in 1992, 1993 and 1994, and won six SEC titles.

 

Photo Gallery

(Photos by Matt Deville)

Kevin Faulk and Todd Walker chat before the festivities.

The hardware. Kevin Faulk displayed two of his three Super Bowl rings.


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