Frank Gore retires


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Frank Gore was widely known throughout his career as one of the most reliable players in the NFL.

Carter Ericson, Staff Writer

After 16 seasons in the NFL, legendary runningback Frank Gore will be hanging up his cleats and retiring with his former team the San Francisco 49ers.

Gore went to the University of Miami and was one of the top collegiate runningbacks in the country. However, a series of knee injuries caused his draft stock to drop. This resulted in the San Francisco 49ers drafting him in the 3rd round of the 2005 NFL Draft. Gore came in and made an immediate impact for the 49ers. Rushing for over 1,695 yards, eight touchdowns and being selected to the Pro Bowl in his second season. Gore was quickly viewed early on in his career as one of the top young runningbacks in the NFL. 

According to, Gore announced his decision to retire during an Instagram live interview with Bovada. He also expressed his interest to work in the 49ers front office. 

“We are still trying to figure out when I am going to do my one-day contract, to sign, do my retirement,” said Gore. “I told Jed York that I always wanted to be a Niner, so we are working on that right now, and then we are going to also sit down… to talk about me working in the front office. I love looking at talent, I love evaluating talent and I love ball. And they (49ers) know that I know football players, what it is supposed to take to be a football player.”

Gore last played football back in 2020 for the New York Jets. Where he accounted for over 742 total yards and two touchdowns on the year. In his time off from football, Gore has taken up a new passion for the sport of boxing. As a matter of fact, in Dec. 2021, Gore competed in a boxing exhibition match against former NBA player Deron Williams. This exhibition match was apart of the Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley undercard. After the found rounds were up, Williams was announced the winner by split-decision. 

Gore is one of the most underrated players in NFL history and will most certainly be a candidate for the Pro Football Hall of Fame when eligible. Gore finished his NFL career with 16,000 rushing yards, which is the third most in NFL history. Gore was also named to the NFL’s 2010 all decade team. Gore will look to join the 49ers front office role and continue to be apart of their organization.