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Frank Gore : The Inconvenient Truth

Updated on May 31, 2014

Frank Gore as a Niner

Frank Gore was selected by the 49ers in the 3rd round of 2005 draft. The Niners took a chance on Gore due to his injuries he received in college. As a rookie he was second on the depth chart behind Kevan Barlow but it didn't stop him for rushing for 608 yards. He also tallied 3 rushing touchdowns and 131 receiving yards his rookie season.

The next season Gore beat out Barlow as the starter which led to Barlow being traded to the Jets. Gore didn't let anyone down with a franchise record of 1,695 rushing yards. Gore was brutal from the start as a hard nose running back who could also catch the ball out of the backfield!

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Why Inconvenient Truth?

Rich Eison of the NFL network pinned the nickname The Inconvenient Truth on Gore due his punishing running style and his ability to break through tackles.

Gore's Achievements

: 5 Pro Bowls ( 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012,and 2013)

: AP Second Team All Pro Second Team. (2006)

: Lead NFC rushing with1695 yards in 2006

: 49ers All Time leading rusher 9967 yards

: 49ers All Time rushing TDs with 60

Gotta love your Fullback!

Frank has been lucky to have some great fullbacks in his 9 years in SF! Fred Beasley, Moran Norris, and Bruce Miller have cleared many holes in the defense to give Gore some running room and lead the way. They helped paved the way for Gore to 5 Pro Bowl seasons.


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Miller leading the way

Year / Games
Att / Rushing yards / TDs
Rec / Yards / TDs
2005 / 14
127 / 608 / 3
15 / 131 / 0
2006 / 16
312 / 1695 / 8
61 / 485 / 1
2007 / 15
260 / 1102 / 5
53 / 436 / 1
2008 / 14
240 / 1036 / 6
43 / 373 / 2
2009 / 14
229 / 1120 / 10
52 / 406 / 3
2010 / 11
203 / 853 / 3
46 / 452 / 2
2011 / 16
282 / 1211 / 8
17 / 114 / 0
2012 / 16
258 / 1214 / 8
28 / 234 / 1
2013 / 15
263 / 1114 / 9
16 / 141 / 0

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Legacy in SF

There's no doubt Gore will be a legend in SF! He' a brutal hard hitting running back. He may not outrun but he will run over or through. In 2010 he fractured his hip and his coach had to hide his helmet to keep him from going back in the game. One day his number will be retired and hang in the rafters along with the rest of the best in 49er history.


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Contract year

The 2014 season is the final year on his current contract. This will also be his 10th season and he's over 30 when most running backs tend to slow down. I'm sure he still has gas in the tank and wants to continue to play. Frank will probably retire after this season if the Niners win the Super Bowl. Who knows what's going to happen since the 49ers are full of great running backs hungry for their chance! All I know is that Gore is a beast and a workhorse that gave his all to a rebuilding squad to a now with complete competitive team.

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    • Kevinjackson47 profile imageAUTHOR

      Kevin Jackson 

      4 years ago from North Carolina

      Yes he is

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      4 years ago

      great job! Frank Gore is a beast and sometimes overlooked


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