NFL RB Icon Frank Gore Set To Hang Up the Cleats After One Last Rodeo With San Francisco 49ers

Published 06/03/2022, 6:00 AM EDT

The end is a part of the journey. And how cool would it be to step down with the team that drafted you? That was the opportunity for Frank Gore. After a 16-year career, the RB is finally packing up his studs. Furthermore, he is doing that with the San Francisco 49ers, the team that signs him in the NFL.

Even after spending the six straight summers of his career with many NFL teams, running back Frank Gore never ceases to be like a 49er. He always has been a devoted and strong proponent of the red and gold label. As of now, he is wrapping up his career with them.

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16 league episodes and 16,000 yards rushing after that, Frank Gore undoubtedly had one of the most fruitful careers in league history for a running back. Gore will officially retire as the NFL’s 3rd all-time top scorer after agreeing to a one-day agreement with the San Francisco 49ers, as per ESPN and Tom Pelissero.

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Furthermore, the franchise would enlist the RB into the San Francisco 49ers‘ Hall of Fame. The ceremony could happen at Levi’s Stadium at a game during the 2022 NFL season.

Gore garnered 2nd-team All-Pro accolades in 2006 as well as 5 Pro Bowl selections along the pathway. He was named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team for the 2010s.

After the 49ers’ HOF induction, will Frank Gore propel into the Pro Football HOF?

Frank Gore holds the record for the most successive 1,200-yard blitzing seasons in League history. He is the only player with nine, 1,000-yard rushing seasons, joining Emmitt Smith, Walter Payton, Barry Sanders, and Curtis Martin. Only Smith and Payton have rushed for further yards than Gore.

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His condition as the NFL’s 3rd all-time rushing leader creates an NFL HOF induction like a child’s play for many. Gore had a distinguished career. The Inconvenient Truth became a model of endurance after straining his ACL twice in Miami. Every season of his professional career, he appears in at least 14 games.

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Gore’s position atop the all-time sprinting list virtually ensures his initiation into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. For a long period of time, Gore was continuously above ordinary and stayed at his best. Moreover, Gore was a unique talent, as sitting third on the all-time blitzing docket is no easy feat.

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Pavitra Shome

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Pavitra Shome is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his M.A.

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