Legendary NFL running back Frank Gore has announced he is retiring from football and will sign a one-day contract with the San Francisco 49ers. In his 16 year career, he played ten seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, three seasons with the Indianapolis Colts, and one season each with the Miami Dolphins, Buffalo Bills, and New York Jets. The San Francisco 49ers is where he was drafted and where he spent over half of his career, so he will end his time in the NFL where it all began.
Frank Gore tells @TheSFNiners_ podcast that he will be signing a one-day contract with the 49ers and will retire from the NFL.
He finishes his career with the 3rd most rushing yards in NFL history (16,000).
A legendary run ? https://t.co/KSHFUbuoh5
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) April 3, 2022
In his amazing career, Frank Gore rushed 3,735 times for exactly 16,000 yards and 81 touchdowns. He also caught 484 passes for 3,985 yards and 18 touchdowns. Gore retires third on the NFL career rushing yards list and tied for 19th on the NFL career rushing touchdowns list. In all likelihood, Gore will one day get to put on a gold jacket when he is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Frank Gore, the NFL’s third all-time leading rusher (16,000 yards), announces he’s signing a one-day contract with the 49ers and will retire.
— NFL (@NFL) April 3, 2022
The longtime NFL runningback had stopped receiving interest from NFL teams and it became clear it was time to move on. Frank Gore will retire a football legend and move on to other things like professional fighting. He was one of the best running backs the NFL has ever seen and we here at Def Pen Sports wish him the best in his life beyond the game of football.