LSU running backs coach Kevin Fokker left the team after his 19-year-old daughter recently passed away.
On Monday (September 14), LSU Football’s verified Twitter account announced the death of Kevione Faulk, who served as a student staff member on the show.
LSU Football wrote in an official statement shared on Twitter on Monday (September 13): “We are heartbroken over the death of Kevien Fokker. Please express your condolences and prayers from him.” “He is a member of the Louisiana State University family. We mourn the loss of daughters, sisters, friends, classmates and colleagues. We ask all Tigers to pray for Fox at this time and respect his privacy. It is difficult. .. “
LSU coach Ed Orgeron previously issued a statement regarding Kevione Faulk’s death on Monday. He said Coach Faulk is not expected to participate in Saturday’s (September 18) game against the Central Michigan Tigers. He added that the team was “disgusting” to hear of the 19-year-old’s death.
“I don’t want him to be here on Saturday,” Ogron said via ESPN on Wednesday (Sept. 15). “I hope you take your time and put your family first.”
Kevione’s cause of death was not announced until Wednesday.
Kevin Faulk finished his college career with 4,557 rushing yards and 50 total touchdowns, including 46 rushing touchdowns, all LSU records and a total of 5,157 yards from the melee line.
Fokker was inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in 2015, was selected to the All-American First Team in 1996, a three-time SEC running back (1996-98), and was selected as the NBA Rookie of the Year. SEC in 1995 during his college career.
Fokker was selected by the New England Patriots with the 46th overall pick in the 1999 NFL Draft. He spent his entire 13-year NFL career with this team and won three Super Bowls (XXXVI, XXXVIII) and XXXIX).
The former running back was selected to the Patriots 50th anniversary team in 2009 and was inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame in 2016.
Fokker began his coaching career at Caren Crowe High School in Louisiana (2013-17) as an offensive coordinator, then joined the Oregon State staff as director of player development in 2018 and was promoted to running back in 2020. Guardian Coach .