, Gore managed to finish the season on a high note, with a three-game winning streak, including one against the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he rushed 65 yards and a touchdown. The official source for NFL news, video highlights, fantasy football, game-day coverage, schedules, stats, scores and more. Latest on Southern Miss Golden Eagles running back Frank Gore Jr. including news, stats, videos, highlights and more on ESPN His work can be found on Examiner.com.  Gore and the running game led the 49ers to five straight victories. Gore has now played in 227 regular season games after previously . Put some respeck on Gore's name. Best 49er running back of all time!  Gore rushed for 206 yards for a 12.8-yard average, including a 79-yard and an 80-yard touchdown run in the 23-10 victory, becoming the second player in NFL history to rush for two touchdowns for 75 yards or more in a single game, with the other being Hall-of-Fame running back Barry Sanders.  He was ranked 94th by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2011. Yards per carry doesnt carry the day, not even close. Bills running back Frank Gore is one big game away from catching Barry Sanders for the third-most rushing yards in NFL history.Gore has 15,136 rushing yards in his career, while Sanders retired . Good and durable, sure. For more Local Football Bloggers and the latest 49er news, seeBS Sports Sacramento. Payton was an incredible player and an incredible person. He had six carries for 15 yards in the 337 victory over the Nittany Lions.  During Week 3 against the Kansas City Chiefs, he had nine receptions for 102 yards, his only career game with over 100 receiving yards. Consistent and had Kaepernick handed the ball off to him instead of throw an INT, hed be a super bowl champion as well. Hes what a pro football player should be. He finished his career with exactly 16,000 rushing yards. I cant really see him in my top 10. Gore has a more yards from scrimmage than Allen in 3 less seasons. Thats what Frank Gore has. During a Week 5 29-23 victory over the Chicago Bears, Gore rushed for 75 yards and surpassed Jim Brown in career rushing yards. Yards per carry is a deceptive stat imo. Feed Gore the ball.  In the Super Bowl, Gore had 19 carries for 110 yards and a touchdown, but the 49ers fell behind 286 early and could not complete the comeback, losing the game 3431 to the Baltimore Ravens. He carried the ball 312 times for a franchise-record 1,695 yards, eclipsing Garrison Hearsts 1998 record of 1,570 yards. , Gore entered the season with a lot of questions about his age having turned 30 during the offseason. GP ATT YDS RUSH TD REC REC YDS REC TD; 196: 3,226: 14,026: 77: 443: 3,672: 17: Jason Guilbault One of the most durable guys for over a decade. , In the playoffs, the 49ers faced the Packers once again, this time in the Divisional Round. , Gore finished the 2014 season with 255 carries for 1,106 yards and four touchdowns to go along with 11 receptions for 111 yards and a touchdown. At least it shouldnt. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is so committed to opposing Rep. Kevin McCarthy's flailing House speaker bid that he offered to resign from Congress Thursday night if a faction of Democrats were to vote with Republicans to allow a more "moderate" member of the GOP to take the gavel.Appearing on Laura Ingraham's Fox News show, Gaetz was asked about . Gore was selected in the third round with the 65th overall pick of the 2005 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers. His career was also noted for longevity, a rare trait with his position, and he holds the league record for games played by a running back.  Two weeks later, he rushed for 42 yards on seven carries with a 5.4-yard average in a 3431 loss against the Dallas Cowboys. His heart will always remain in San Francisco though where he currently resides and covers everything from the San Francisco 49ers and Giants to the San Jose Sharks and California Bears Baseball team. The best offensive player on the San Francisco 49ers for the past several years, running back Frank Gore functions like a power full back. Gore was the first 49ers running back to have three-straight 100 yard games since Garrison Hearst had a 49ers-record four straight 100-yard games during Weeks 13-16 of the 1998 season.  This was his first game with no rushing yards. 2022 NFL Enterprises LLC. Emmitt had actual great seasons. Everything Gore got, he earned it the hard way. , In 2013, Gore had three 100-yard games and finished with 279 carries for 1,128 yards and nine touchdowns to go along with 16 receptions for 141 yards. He is also the best blitz pickup back of his generation. Yet it was Frank Gore many believed was the best of well, the best!  On October 25, Gore had a breakout game against the West Virginia Mountaineers with six carries for 124 yards and two touchdowns in the 453 victory.  Gore's 608 rushing yards was the highest for a 49ers rookie since Roger Craig had 725 yards rushing in 1983. On Friday night, Barry Sanders was among 12 former running backs who were named to the NFL's 100th Anniversary Team.Two days later, Sanders watched as Bills running back Frank Gore passed him on . He falls in that 14-16 range for me along with Curtis Martin and Edgerrin James. Please enter valid email address to continue. The stats are there but totally built on longevity, and his only real notable accomplishment is one single 2nd team AP award in one legit Hall of Fame caliber season. , Gore finished the season with eight rushing touchdowns, tied for the third-most in a season by a 49er. I just don't see it.  Following the season, he had major surgery on both shoulders. This is a subreddit for the NFL community. If Dickerson played 1 more, year he likely would not have surpassed Gore in scrimmage yards. The nickname was inspired by the movie An Inconvenient Truth written by former United States Vice President Al Gore, which was released in May of the same year.  In the next round, the San Francisco 49ers visited the Georgia Dome to play against the top-seeded Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship. He has tallied 32 100-yard rushing games in his career, which is the most over that span. Despite his impressive performance, which also included a 41-yard touchdown run, the 49ers lost by a score of 2313. Jul 21, 2017 1:34 PM Of those, only Gore and Westbrook also led their team in rushing. [Bo Brack] Peter Schrager says on FOX former Arizona [Joe Mixon] @NFL since yall all about the coin flipping [Highlight] Maher misses his 4th PAT of the night. San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore is already close to being the greatest at his position in franchise history, and he still has a lot of tread on his tires. , Gore finished the 2019 season with 166 carries for 599 yards and two touchdowns to go along with 13 receptions for 100 yards in 16 games and eight starts. However, when looking historically at the franchise it puts him behind Roger Craig. Among players with over 300 carries, however, Gore's season puts him in elite company.  This combination proved to be effective for Gore and the 49ers, leading them to a 133 record in the regular season and a playoff spot for the 49ers, their first such appearance since 2002 along with a first round bye. He is already more worthy of the Hall than half the running backs already in there. Geep, or whoever was calling plays calls a handoff to Gore inside the 5 in that Super Bowl instead of those fade routes Gore and Vernon Davis are sure bet Hall of Famers. He earned the honor in Week 5 after rushing for 134 yards on 27 carries and catching three passes for 38 yards against the Oakland Raiders. , After missing two games against the St. Louis Rams and Atlanta Falcons due to an ankle injury, Gore returned in Week 7 against the Houston Texans. , During a Week 11 3428 road loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, Gore ran for 61 yards and his first touchdown of the season. , Gore suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee during spring practice in 2002 and spent the following season recovering from knee surgery. The fact that Gore is still playing at his age is truly astonishing. I would love to see the Colts send Frank back to San Francisco, where he can finish out his career, and continue working on his personal accomplishments. , After his football career, Gore devoted himself to boxing, in the heavyweight category, first playing an exhibition match in 2021 against former NBA player Deron Williams and then making his professional debut on May 14, 2022, winning the match against Olaseyinde Olorunsola by knockout.. . In Week 4, Gore had a big game rushing for 153 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries in a 35-11 road victory over the St. Louis Rams. Do you want Lamar Jackson as quarterback of the Jets?  During a Week 4 16-10 loss to the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, Gore became the fourth player in NFL history to run for 15,000 yards after rushing 17 times for 109 yards. Only Emmitt Smith, with 11 1,000-yard seasons, has more. A staggering 14 years and 14,748. It is highly recommended that you use the latest versions of a supported browser in order to receive an optimal viewing experience. He practices just as hard as he plays on game day. He is already more worthy of the Hall than half the running backs already in there. , Gore finished the season with 961 rushing yards, bringing his career total to 14,026. The browser you are using is no longer supported on this site. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. , Gore entered the 2009 season under the guidance of new running back coach Tom Rathman. That being said, I think he has a pretty good case for the HoF though.  Gore had his first two-touchdown game in a 2420 victory over the Rams, with a 10-yard scoring run in the second quarter and a 30-yard score in the fourth quarter.  On January 20, 2010, Steven Jackson announced he would not be playing in the Pro Bowl because of injury, so Gore was named to the 2010 Pro Bowl in his spot, the second of his career. "I think he is one of the best running backs to ever play. Didnt he have two huge knee injuries in college, leading Clinton Portis and Willis McGahee to surpass him on the Hurricanes depth chart? This season, the veteran running back has rushed a total of .  In the next game, he rushed for 107 yards on 18 carries against the Kansas City Chiefs. If you love this game you're gonna step up to the plate. , On May 6, 2020, Gore signed a one-year deal with the New York Jets. A member of the San Francisco 49ers during most of his career, he ranks third in NFL career rushing yards. He joined Pro Football Hall of Famers Emmitt Smith (11), Curtis Martin (10), Walter Payton (10) and Barry Sanders (10) as the only players in NFL history to rush for 1,000 yards in at least nine different seasons. 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Me seeing him when he was a little kid playing outside with his bigger cousins, I knew he was going to play football, but if he doesnt want to play, as long as he gets his grades and does something positive with his life, Im okay with it. Frank Gore at the age of 29 is already the teams all-time leading rusher, and currently second in the NFL in rushing yards this year. Plus, he earned a nice two-year parting gift from the Cardinals ($7.5M) to wrap up. , Gore's breakaway ability helped him finish the season with 5.4 yards per carry, placing him third in the entire NFL, behind only Michael Vick (8.4 YPC on 123 carries) and Maurice Jones-Drew (5.7 YPC on 166 carries).  Gore made his collegiate debut against the Penn State Nittany Lions on September 1. Gore is a shadow of his former self, and his 1st down carries are going nowhere, often leaving the team in sure passing situations. 2005 Topps Football 50th Frank Gore . For more Local Football Bloggers and the latest 49er news, see, Public File for KMAX-TV / Good Day Sacramento. Most running backs break down by the time they reach their 30s, but Gore has kept his body in phenomenal shape and remains motivated in his first season with the Jets. https://jetswire.usatoday.com/2020/09/13/new-york-jets-frank-gore-makes-history-no-running-back-has-played-in-more-games-emmitt-smith/, Jason McCourty on Jets: 'Go all in and bring Lamar to the Big Apple', List of free agents for New York Jets in 2023, Jets with two finalists for Pepsi Zero Sugar Rookie of the Year, NFL draft history: Every quarterback ever drafted No. Please check your email for a confirmation. Gore led the NFL with 16 rushes for 20 or more yards. 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This Sunday, Frank Gore could be playing his last game as a San Francisco 49er.  He earned NFC Offensive Player of the Week for the fourth time in his career.  However, the following day several sources claimed that Gore had second thoughts about his agreement, and instead signed with Indianapolis. His vision, ability to get low and fit through the narrowest gaps in the defense along with his pass blocking have all been a sight to behold. Am I off base here? Gore was never a top 5 back so he doesnt belong in the hall with Jim Brown, Walter Peyton and Barry Saunders and the rest.  Gore had nine 100-yard rushing games in 2006, giving him ten for his career. However, the reason Frank Gore is so impressive is how long he was able to play in a position with a very short lifespan.  He was also selected to play in the Pro Bowl, his fourth appearance. For those who apparently didnt know, Walter Paytons yards per carry was identical to Gores at 4.4.  The 49ers went away from the running game until Week 4, when Gore rushed for 119 yards on 24 carries, and also had a career long 55-yard receiving touchdown in a 26-21 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. Dickerson played only 1 less year, but had 800 yards less rushing and 2300 less yards from scrimmage. I don't think this is even defensible. Now though, its time for Gore to lead his team to a Super Bowl and cement his spot in 49er lore. Gore has made it almost too easy for his coach, as there should be no question what the game plan should be week in and week out. We have too many other stats now to still be so dependent on raw yardage stats when judging players' careers. By rejecting non-essential cookies, Reddit may still use certain cookies to ensure the proper functionality of our platform.  During a Week 6 3128 overtime victory over the Chicago Bears, Gore recorded 15 carries for 101 rushing yards. Gore was inactive for two contests with a groin injury. Like if you play for longer, that is some sort of negative. , Gore rushed for 17 yards on four carries and caught two passes for 21 yards in his NFL debut, a 2825 victory over the St. Louis Rams. 2005 Topps Heritage Variation Frank Gore Rookie Card #73 HOF RC! smarter than you says:  Only two other teams had a running back as their leading receiver: New Orleans (Reggie Bush) and Philadelphia (Brian Westbrook). Frank Gore insists that his ribs are fine. Emmitt Smith (18,355), 2. The 5.4 yards per carry are tied for the second-best in 49ers history. The consistency that allows for someone Gores age to carry for over a thousand yards a season is what GMs want to compliment the passing game. Andrew Luck was drafted onto a team that had just gone 2-14. 3. 2023 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. Gore, who turns 37 next week, has played 15 seasons for four teams. Its probably a long shot to think Gore will last long enough to pass Sanders (15,269 career yards), Payton (16,726) and Smith (18,355) on the all-time rushing list. Curtis Martin and Jerome Bettis dont belong there. The biggest reason you wanted this guy on your team because you never heard about him in the off-season being arrested for some stupid stuff or getting suspended for drug use. Free shipping .  He ended up leading the team in carries while sharing the backfield with rookie Devin Singletary. ", During Week 8, Gore tied Terrell Owens, Marvin Harrison, Tim Brown, Cris Carter, Jerry Rice, and Don Hutson for the most consecutive seasons (11) with at least five touchdowns.  2005 season: Rookie year [ edit] See also: 2005 San Francisco 49ers season He doesnt have many truly elite seasons. ", Due to his NFL career, Frank Gore Sr. was unable to see his son play in local football games past the age of 5 until his return to Miami 13 years later when he signed with the Miami Dolphins. At 37 years old, the New York Jets running back is in his 16th NFL season and trails Smith by 2,462 yards with three games left in the 2020 regular season. For a team that has won 5 Superbowl's and had some of the best teams ever assembled that is quite a feat. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for 2005 Topps Heritage Football Base Card Rookie #73 Frank GORE CSG 8.5 at the best online prices at eBay! Getty Images. Gores Week 1 appearance vs. the Bill also marks the start of his 16th NFL season, making him and Marcus Allen the only two running backs to ever to play that many years in the NFL. His longevity was impressive, but I don't think "years played" should factor into HOF-worthiness like that. He owns. , On April 3, 2022, Gore said that he planned to sign a one-day contract with the San Francisco 49ers and retire as a member of the team that drafted him. And hes physically efficient, one cut and go; if hed played for Mike Shanahan, hed have had a 2,000-yard season. By 1997, he had signed a seven-year, $40 million contract en route to becoming the NFL's all-time leading rusher. lingsun54 says:  moving up from 29th place on the all-time rushing yards leaderboard at the start of the season. Frank Gore has done enough to merit 1st ballot induction in any era, 2.  In the 49ers' second divisional game against the Cardinals in Week 14, Gore had one of his most successful games of the season, rushing for 167 yards on 25 carries and a touchdown. Peterson is easily one of the best running backs to ever play in the NFL. Definitely wouldn't put him above any of those ten or in the HOF. , Gore finished the 2010 season with 203 carries for 853 yards and three touchdowns to go along with 46 receptions for 452 yards and two touchdowns. Adam Gase is a big fan of Gore, dating back to when the two were in San Francisco together.  In Week 15 against the Minnesota Vikings' third ranked defense, Gore hit the century mark for the second time this season, rushing for 101 yards on 26 carries in the 34-6 road victory. That was his first nickname due to his father saying he could go All Day as a kid. Frank is a couple years removed from his prime, to say the least. Gore stepped up to engineer an 1814 road victory with 85 rushing yards on 15 carries with two touchdowns.  On September 13, Gore's mother died of a kidney disease. , On March 13, 2019, Gore signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Buffalo Bills.  He missed a practice, but returned to the team and scored two touchdowns the following Sunday in a narrow 1716 road victory over the St. Louis Rams. The defenses keyed on Gore, encouraging Smith to throw. Lol, some of these knuckleheads that will cite his avg rush. so annoying for fantasy omg I just need 5 more yards from frank. Gore finished ninth in the league in rushing yards with 967 and had six touchdowns, while also adding 34 receptions for 267 yards and a touchdown. If Harbaugh, G Ro. He was the start of the 49ers when they were absolutely horrible.  The following week, however, proved to be a 49ers win against the St. Louis Rams, where Gore became the 49ers' all-time leading yardage rusher, surpassing Joe Perry's mark of 8,689 yards; he rushed for 73 yards on the game. Frank Gore is a rare running back whos still able to play at a high level into his 30s, rushing for 1,025 yards last season at the age of 33.  He had two notable record-breaking games. Now, his 19-year-old son Frank Gore Jr. is following in his footsteps at the collegiate level. 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