Frank Gore on reaching No. 3 in career rushing yards: I’m blessed

AP

Frank Gore added another flourish to his remarkable career on Sunday when he passed Barry Sanders to take the No. 3 spot on the NFL’s all-time rushing yards list.

Gore is in his 15th NFL season and the 36-year-old reflected on where was when his career started after the game. Gore was a third-round pick by the 49ers after tearing his ACL twice while at the University of Miami, so it’s safe to say few people predicted this kind of career.

“They told me I would be [in the NFL] two or three years. When I got drafted in the third round, they said San Francisco reached on me,” Gore said, via ESPN.com. “After the game, when I saw all the cameras, I was like, ‘Man, I passed Barry.’ Barry is one of the best, if not the best to do it. . . . And I’m a guy who they said wouldn’t be in the league more than two or three years, and I got a chance to pass him today. I’m blessed.”

Gore ended the day with 15 carries for 65 yards and the Bills piled up 244 rushing yards overall as they moved to 8-3 on the season. A couple more wins and Gore will likely be in position to add to his 646 career postseason rushing yards.

16 responses to “Frank Gore on reaching No. 3 in career rushing yards: I’m blessed

  1. Downvote me all you want. Gore is accumulating counting stats and has never been considered a top 3 running back at any point in his career. In fact, he’s been a 2nd team all pro one time in his 15 year career (2006).

    Great player but not a hall of famer. Maybe the hall of very good and durable.

  2. If you are a true football fan I do not know how you cannot love this guy and what he has done after such a horrible start with injuries. I think he is Hall of Fame worthy but I will leave that to what others who know more than me decide.

  3. joetoronto says:
    November 24, 2019 at 8:16 pm
    Good back, definitely not a HOF player.
    Too bad he had to end up in the armpit of America.

    Joe, Joe, Joe,

    Its time for you to get over your Buffalo envy, and just move on. Seek help.

    BTW, How did your Raiders do?

  4. Forget the HOF talk, that’s fine, but there’s no denying this guy has had a great and long NFL career, to be envied by just about anyone who wastes time on Sunday nights looking at PFT.com

  5. chickensalad43 says:
    November 24, 2019 at 8:08 pm
    Downvote me all you want. Gore is accumulating counting stats and has never been considered a top 3 running back at any point in his career. In fact, he’s been a 2nd team all pro one time in his 15 year career (2006).

    Great player but not a hall of famer. Maybe the hall of very good and durable.
    ——
    Everything you said is true EXCEPT the not hall of famer part. There’s no way the third all time rusher in NFL history is going to be kept out the Hall of Fame. In sports there are stats and numbers that practically gaurantee you the hall of fame. Joe Namath is in mostly for that gaurantee Super Bowl proclaimation and playing in New York. Lynn Swan was a very good receiver but I doubt he makes the hall of fame without playing on a team that won 4 super bowls. Same with his teammate John Stalworth.

    I for one have never considered him amongst the best runningbacks but what he has done is absolutely amazing. In a sport where the average players at his position don’t last 3 years and the best backs are lucky to be playing after age 30 Gore is not only playing but making significant contributions closer to age 40 then age 30. He’s getting into the hall of fame.

  6. Vinny Testaverde and Kerry Collins are both in the top 20 career passing yards. Both have more yards than Joe Montana. Neither has a shot at the hall of fame and neither should Gore. Play long enough and you compile stats.

  7. Because he played forever…….yeah……ok…… How long did Emmitt play? Walter? Did those guys have both knees reconstructed? Both shoulders? Gore is a phenom. He absolutely belongs in the HOF. No doubt. It stuns me how many people don’t understand a game they watch every week.

  8. Gore is underrated because he’s a ‘quiet’ runner. I recall having a debate about this a few years back. As a Seahawks fan, of course I love Marshawn Lynch, who is a very loud, flashy runner. When he gets some space he would flail about and make a show, which excites the fans and his teammates. And of course he was tough as nails and ran over people.
    Gore was kind of the opposite. Very efficient, minimal movement. Runs consistently lower, behind his pads, than anyone I’ve ever seen. Hard to tackle. Even has a knack, when things get sticky, for kind of diving forward around everyone’s ankles and getting several yards where there were none. And don’t forget, when he was younger, he was very explosive. On the great Harbaugh Niners teams, he used to come ripping through the hole and go to the house all the time.
    Football players and coaches know this. He will be in the HOF.

  9. Never understand why people are so invested in who and who doesn’t make the HOF. I’m guessing it is fueled by jealousy. We should celebrate a person’s accomplishments and be happy for him if he does in fact enter the hall. As things currently are, he is a slam dunk.

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