Frank Gore, 49er and Hall of Famer

Nice move by the 49ers to sign Frank Gore to a one-day contract to retire a 49er. He will forever be remembered as a tough, no-nonsense player who gave his all every season, every game, and every down. He ran like his life depended on every play, he blocked anyone and everyone in his path, and he gave as much as he got. He’s the leading rusher in 49er history with 11,703 yards, and #3 all-time with 16,000 yards and 99 touchdowns. He’s 5th all time in all purpose yards at 19,992.

He gained yards even when our brilliant head coach, aluminum Mike Singletary, told our opponents Gore would get the ball 25+ carries. He gained 1,000 yards 7 times with a career high 1,695 in 2006. It’s too bad Harbaugh insisted on using Gore mainly as a blocker in pass plays, because under Nolan Gore was solid catching passes out of the backfield. Over 400 yards 4 times, including 61 catches for 485 in his breakout 2006 season.

He was a 5 time pro bowler, and all-pro that 2006 season with 2180 yards from scrimmage and 9 touchdowns.

First ballot Hall of Famer to me. He was a joy to watch on some awful teams early in his career and he never complained, he always gave it his all, and if not for a goddamn delay of game, would have scored the game-winning touchdown in Super Bowl 47. Love me some Gore. One of my definite all-time favorite 49ers. Hell of a career.

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9 Responses to Frank Gore, 49er and Hall of Famer

  1. NJ49ER says:

    Love me some Frank.
    A football players’ football player.
    Hope they find a role for him in the Org like Keena Turner and others along the way.
    He epitomizes 9er-dom. 😀

  2. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, Gore wants to get involved in talent evaluation.

  3. Winder says:

    chuck- agree with everything you said about Gore. There was an article in the Athletic this morning that said that he is planning to join the Niners in a scout evaluations roll and that Jed is totally behind getting him on board. Players like Gore are about as rare as the Montana’s in football. They not only have that “it” factor but their hearts are to big to measure. The 49ers will be a much better organization with Gore involved.

  4. alleykat69 says:

    That would be awesome Winder if Frank the Tank Gore stays on board in any capacity! Hell I could easily see him sliding into the RB coach before long!
    Their is nobody more dedicated to Football then Frank even going back to college at Miami when he overcame a devastating knee injury that most teams shied away from cause of it,to taken over the lead back role from Kevan Barlow and never looking back as a 49er alltime rushing leader and number 3 alltime in a 1st year lock HOF career!!👍💪🏈

    • Winder says:

      kat- i think Gore could do just about anything in football but what I am gathering is that his ability to spot the exceptional players in pretty good so having him as a scout might be the most beneficial spot for him and the Niners for now anyway.

  5. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, Rathman had nothing but glowing reviews for Gore during his time with he Niners.

    Said he was the hardest working guy, next to Jerry, he’d ever seen om the field.

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  7. unca_chuck says:

    New thread is up

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