The Repository, Scott Heckel, Associated Press
Marshall Faulk smiles at the crowd after receiving his gold jacket from Rocky Arceneaux at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Festival inductees dinner Friday, Aug. 5, 2011 at the Memorial Civic Center in Canton, Ohio. Arceneaux will be presenting Faulk for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday.

CANTON, Ohio — Marshall Faulk, as versatile and dangerous a running back as the NFL has seen, has been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Faulk was voted top offensive player in 1999, 2000 and 2001, and was the NFL's MVP in 2000. He was the league's scoring leader in 2000 and '01, made seven Pro Bowls and was the first player to gain 2,000 yards from scrimmage in four consecutive years.

The second overall draft pick in 1994, when Faulk was offensive rookie of the year, he played five seasons in Indianapolis, then his final seven for St. Louis, helping the Rams to their only Super Bowl victory in 1999.

Through tears, Faulk said Saturday, "Boy this is pretty special. ... I am glad to be a part of it. This is football heaven."