Frank Gore becomes 29th player to surpass 10,000 rush yards
Sep/08/14 08:05 AM Filed in: Frank Gore
ARLINGTON, Texas – Running back Frank Gore became the 29th running back in NFL history to reach 10,000 yards in career rushing on Sunday.
Gore, who entered the season opener against the Dallas Cowboys with 9,967 yards, went over the 10,000-yard mark early in the third quarter on his seventh rushing attempt.
A 10-year professional, Gore moved into 28th place on the all-time rushing list, surpassing Ricky Williams’ total of 10,009 yards. Williams played for New Orleans, Miami and Baltimore in his career, which stretched from 1999 to 2011.
Gore surpassed Hall of Famer Joe “The Jet” Perry in 2011 to become the 49ers’ all-time leading rusher. Gore compiled seven 1,000-yard seasons in his first nine NFL seasons.
In 2010, he rushed for 853 yards in 11 games before sustaining a hairline hip fracture. Upon his return in 2011, he has not missed a game.
Gore ranks third among active NFL running backs in career rushing yards. Atlanta’s Steven Jackson entered the season with 10,678 yards, while Adrian Peterson began the day with 10,115 yards.
A third-round pick in the 2005 draft, Gore on Sunday started his 45 consecutive game – the longest current streak in the NFL.