Pats to honor Faulk at halftime Sunday

The Patriots will honor longtime running back Kevin Faulk with a halftime ceremony at their Week 10 contest against the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium, the team announced Monday.

Faulk, a veteran of 13 seasons who recently announced his official retirement from football, played in 161 games during his career, all with the Patriots. He was originally drafted in the second round out of LSU in 1999, and finished his career as the Patriots' all-time leader in all-purpose yardage (12,349), kickoff return yards (4,098), and receptions by a running back (431). He was known as one of the most reliable players on the team throughout much of his career, and was tremendous in a role as a third-down running back.

The ceremony for Faulk is one of two halftime events lined up to honor recently retired Patriots, as the team will do the same for former offensive tackle Matt Light in a later home game in 2012.