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.