Former NFL Player Frank Gore Pays Tribute to San Francisco 49ers Ahead of Boxing Debut

Published 12/20/2021, 3:36 AM EST


Although former running back Frank Gore has played for a bunch of teams in the NFL, but he never fails to sport that old-school red and gold look. Recently in his exhibition boxing match against former NBA player Deron Williams, he sported the very color combination he was born to adorn.

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To pay tribute to his former franchise, Gore took his Niners legacy to the ring. He wore white shorts with loads of logos on it. One of those logos was very familiar though, which was the impression of San Francisco 49ers. An impression he has worn for 10 seasons during his NFL career.

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“I want to be in the front office with the San Francisco 49ers. I have a good relationship with the owner, with Paraag (Marathe), with the team,” Gore said earlier this month on the NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football.”

San Francisco 49ers still lives inside Frank Gore

The two exchanged jabs on Dec. 18 in Tampa Bay, Fla. and unfortunately, Gore lost the battle. However, despite losing against Deron, Gore continued with his Niners spirit as he appreciated the battle instead of the outcome.

“It’s all good,” Gore said. “He won the fight tonight. He fought hard. I fought hard. I just still have to learn some stuff. He did a good job tonight. We’ll see if I fight again. I had fun tonight. I’ll go back and talk to my team to see what’s next.”

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Frank Gore was drafted by the 49ers in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft. Since that day, San Francisco become home to him and he spent the next ten years of his NFL career with the franchise. During that time, he rushed for more than 1,000 yards eight times. He is currently a free agent with five Pro Bowls to his name as a Niner.

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His astounding decade with the Niners ended with 11,073 rushing yards and 64 rushing touchdowns. After his tenure with the 49ers, Gore played for the Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins, Buffalo Bills and New York Jets. But the Niner spirit in him still lives on.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in English and Economics from Lucknow University, Sauvik combined his love for NFL and passion for writing to work for team ES. Sauvik has functioned as a content marketing intern at Kyari Innovations and had a brief stint with Knocksense Lucknow.

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