Roger Craig rooting for Frank Gore to surpass him Sunday

Running back Frank Gore needs 110 yards to pass Roger Craig and move into second place on the 49ers’ all-time rushing list.

Funny, it sounds as if Craig is more excited about the upcoming milestone than Gore.

Craig, who at the 49ers’ facility today in advance of his induction into the team’s Hall of Fame in November, said Gore wasn’t aware that he was one big game removed from moving into second place.

Gore and Craig, who have forged a close friendship over the years, spoke today while Gore was receiving treatment in the training room.

“It just shows how mentally he’s just involved in winning and doing his job every day,” Craig said. “He wasn’t aware that he was that close. He wasn’t even aware that he was Fed Ex (Ground) Player of the Week (last week). I texted him and said congratulations on being the Fed Ex Player of the Week. He said ‘When did that happen?’ That shows how focused he is and I like that.”

Craig (7,064 yards) will attend Sunday’s game against the Browns, hoping to see Gore (6,955) surpass him at Candlestick.

“I hope he gets there,” Craig said. “Because if he gets 110 yards, that means we’re winning. When Frank gets over 100, we win. And I’d love to be there to see him do it in person.”

Gore is 390 yards away from surpassing Joe Perry and becoming the franchise’s all-time leading rusher.

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