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For Kevin Faulk, memories of mother loom large

At retirement ceremony, credits late mother for guiding him to success

FOXBOROUGH — Surrounded by so much love and support from his years as a Patriot — family, team owner Robert Kraft, coach Bill Belichick, assistant coaches, former teammates, and fans — Kevin Faulk became emotional when talking about someone who was not there.

Faulk announced his retirement Tuesday in a ceremony at the Hall at Patriot Place, concluding a 13-year career, all with New England. A dangerous third-down back who became a team captain, team leader, and the team’s career leader in all-purpose yardage, Faulk was a key member of all three of the Patriots’ Super Bowl-winning teams, helping turn an ordinary franchise into an extraordinary one.

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