He played for Clarkson University from 1979 to 1983. No NHL team drafted him but after his graduation the Montreal Canadiens signed him as a free agent in 1983. Fauss played in the American Hockey League in 1983-84 for the Nova Scotia Voyageurs and in 1984-85 for the Sherbrooke Canadiens. In 1985 he won the Calder Cup.
Fauss sat out the 1985-86 season and then signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1986. He got into 28 games for the Leafs, scoirng two assists. He retired in 1988.
In 1993 Fauss made a comeback with the Utica Bulldogs and retired for good in 1994.