Frank Gore signs an agreement with San Francisco 49ers for a single day, and officially retires as a member of the team that drafts him

SANTA CLARA CA — Although he played for other NFL teams his last six seasons, he still ran back Frank Gore Never stopped being a member of The San Francisco 49ers.

Gore would observe from afar, cheering for the team that picked him in the third round.

It was a simple decision for Gore to make sure that he would leave the game as a loyal member of the team he loved so much. Thursday's Niners announcement said that Gore has signed a one-day deal to retire as 49er. In addition, he will be inducted in the Edward DeBartolo Sr Hall of Fame during a game in the 2022 NFL season.

Jed York, the Niners CEO, stated that Frank had to overcome many obstacles upon his entry into the NFL. He now leaves the game as not only one of the greatest backs in NFL history but also one of the most outstanding football players ever.” His 16-year NFL record is testament to his endurance, as he has played in more games than any other runningback in league history. His toughness, determination and determination earned him the respect and admiration of his coaches, teammates, and opponents. Frank's retirement was inevitable and we are looking forward to The Faithful's induction into the 49ers Hall of Fame at Levi's Stadium.

Gore has officially retired after 16 NFL seasons. Ten of them were spent building a resume as one of the most productive running backs in 49ers history. Gore's career rushing yards (1,703) and touchdowns (64) were the highest in franchise history. His 13,956 yards at scrimmage is second only to Jerry Rice.

Gore also earned second-team All-Pro honors and five Pro Bowl nods in 2006. He was also a member the NFL's All-Decade Team of the 2010s.

All of this occurred after the Niners used their No. 65 pick in 2005 on Gore, even though Gore twice tore the anteriorcruciate ligament in his left leg while at University of Miami.

Gore said, “One of my first words to the 49ers organization in 2005 when I was drafted was that they got me the right guy.” “I knew very early that I would not let my college career dictate how I treated injuries. I also knew that I would have to work harder to get to the place I wanted to be. I can say with confidence that I put my all into football, having spent 10 years living in San Francisco and 16 in the NFL. Football was and remains my lifeline. Everything, from meetings and film studies to practice and just being there in the locker room, meant the world. This chapter is over. I'm proud of the things I accomplished and the legacy that I left behind.

Gore's legacy is something that very few running backs can match in NFL history.

After leaving for a two year stint with the Indianapolis Colts Gore was a player for the United States in 2015. Miami Dolphins 2018 Buffalo Bills In 2019, New York Jets In 2020. He did not play in 2021.

Gore, who ran for 16,000 yards on 3,735 runs over 16 years, is now the league's number three rusher. In the league record books, Emmitt and Walter Payton are behind Gore's totals. Gore had 81 rushing touchdowns as well as 484 receptions of 3,985 yards and 18 receiving points.

Gore declared in April that he wanted to retire as a Niner. York stated multiple times since Gore's departure, that the team would be happy for that to happen.

Gore's retirement announcement included the announcement that Gore would be joining the team's Hall of Fame. He will be eligible for Pro Football Hall of Fame eligibility in 2027.

Gore stated, “This organization will always remain a part of my life. One that I will forever be associated with.” “I will continue to talk about San Francisco as a ‘we' and an ‘us' throughout my life, and I will support The Faithful and the 49ers in any way possible.”

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