2011 NFL Hall of Fame: Marshall Faulk Recieving Hall of Fame Ring Sunday

Shane GraySenior Analyst IDecember 14, 2011

Marshall Faulk at 2011 NFL Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Marshall Faulk at 2011 NFL Hall of Fame Induction CeremonyJason Miller/Getty Images

The St. Louis Rams host the Cincinnati Bengals at noon this Sunday at the Edward Jones Dome. Not much has went well on the turf in St. Louis this year, but that will change Sunday. 

NFL Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk will stride back onto the field where he and Kurt Warner spearheaded the greatest show on turf, and the best era of football in St. Louis Rams history. 

In a special ceremony, Faulk will receive his NFL Hall of Fame ring Sunday at midfield where he ran wild against opposing defenses just a few short years ago. 

It was in St. Louis and within the Edward Jones Dome that Faulk did the bulk of his damage as he masterfully constructed a Hall of Fame worthy body of work.

Faulk retired as one of the greatest running backs in NFL history. It is argued by many commentators, experts, and fans that Marshall was the greatest all purpose back ever.

He could line up on occasion at wide receiver and beat his man like Isaac Bruce so often did. 

He could take a swing pass 50 yards to the house like few who have ever played the game. 

He could take a handoff on a broken play, as he did, and never be touched, on the way to the endzone, like Barry Sanders.

In short, Marshall Faulk could do anything and everything on the football field.

He was a running back by name, but saw the field like a quarterback and understood the game like a coach.

He made everyone around him better. 

Warner drove the car of the NFL's best offense ever, but Faulk was the engine that made it go. 

If listing the skill players order of priority and necessity in that historic St. Louis offense within a recipe, Marshall would be the first ingredient listed, without question, followed by Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt.

On Sunday, the Rams will present him with his NFL Hall of Fame ring in a special ceremony at the Edward Jones Dome.

According to the St. Louis Rams, tickets are available starting at $28. The first 25,000 fans in attendance will receive a commemorative No.28 hat, presented by Charter.

 Shane Gray is a passionate St. Louis Rams fan and covers the Rams year round. To check out the rest of his work, go here

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