Franklin Delano "Frank" Gore (born May 14, 1983) is an American football running back for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Miami. Gore was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft, and played with them from 2005 to 2014. He is the 49ers all-time leading rushing yards and rushing touchdowns leader.
Throughout his ten-year NFL career, Gore has often been ranked among the best and most respected running backs playing the game, having been selected to five Pro Bowls and has had eight 1,000 rushing yards seasons. While achieving some personal success, he struggled with a team that suffered numerous losing seasons until he and the 49ers achieved a 13-3 record in the 2011 season under new head coach Jim Harbaugh. In 2011, the 49ers won the NFC West division and reached the NFC championship game. In 2012, Gore helped lead the 49ers to Super Bowl XLVII. In 2011, Gore became the 49ers career rushing yards leader and in 2012 he became the 49ers rushing touchdowns leader. In 2014, Gore became the 29th player to have rushed for over 10,000 yards. Gore is one of only three players to have eight consecutive seasons with 200 or more carries, while also maintaining an average of four yards per carry or better. The other two players to accomplish this are Hall of Famers Jim Brown and Barry Sanders.
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