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LSU football released a statement on 13 September, saying: “We are heartbroken with the passing of Kevione Faulk, and our thoughts and prayers are with the Faulk family ... She was a part of the LSU family, and we mourn the loss of a daughter, a sister, a friend, a classmate and a colleague. We ask that all Tigers keep the Faulks in their prayers and respect their privacy at this difficult time.”
The details of her death were not immediately known.
Ms Faulk studied at LSU and also worked on the school football team where her father serves as the running backs coach.
Head coach Ed Orgeron said in a statement on Monday: “Our thoughts and prayers are with Coach Faulk and his family as we mourn the loss of his daughter Kevione. Her smile and personality will be sorely missed in our building. May she Rest In Peace.”
Mr Faulk retweeted an image of his daughter on Tuesday.
Mr Faulk, 45, played for the New England Patriots during 13 seasons and won three Super Bowls. In 2016, he was inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame. He played for LSU from 1995 until 1998 and remains the programmes’ top rusher of all time.
Kevione was the daughter of running backs coach Kevin Faulk and also a student worker for the LSU Football staff.
— LSU Football (@LSUfootball) September 13, 2021
In 2018, he returned to the school, taking a position as director of player development. Two years later, he switched roles and became the running backs coach.