Frank Gore, the NFL’s No. 3 all-time rusher, is officially retiring Thursday and will sign a ceremonial contract with the San Francisco 49ers. Gore rushed for 1,000 yards in a season nine times and ends his prolific career with 100 all-purpose touchdowns.
In the spring of 2005, the San Francisco 49ers used a third-round pick on a running back with a history of knee injuries who they hoped would hold up and fulfill his promise.
Sixteen NFL seasons and 16,000 rushing yards later, Frank Gore most surely held up in one of the most productive careers for a running back in league history.
Shout out to Frank Gore on the occasion of his retirement. 16,000 yards rushing, #3 all-time and most this century. Maybe the most underrated back ever, put respect on his name. pic.twitter.com/cvlp40pZPw
— Super 70s Sports (@Super70sSports) June 2, 2022
Frank Gore to sign one-day contract with 49ers, officially retire today. https://t.co/pCxcOU3nWX
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) June 2, 2022