Frank Gore biography
Date of birth : 1983-05-14
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Coconut Grove, Florida
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-11
Credited as : Football player NFL, running back for the San Francisco 49ers, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player
Originally the first of two 3rd-round (65th pick overall) draft choices by SF in 2005.
•Frank’s determination to run over defenders comes from his tough upbringing in Miami, FL. Some considered his football career over when he suffered two serious knee injuries at the University of Miami. He relied, however, on his mother Liz’s strength to help him through. “She had been on dialysis (awaiting a kidney transplant) since I was in the 11th grade and raised three kids as a single woman,” Frank said. Unfortunately, Liz lost her battle with kidney disease before the 49ers second game of the 2007 season against the St. Louis Rams. Playing with a heavy heart, Frank responded by rushing for 81 yds. and 2 TDs, including a 43-yd. score on a 4th-and-1 carry, helping the 49ers to a 17-16 victory.
•Frank has spent the past summers running hills in Miami with a truck tire tethered to his torso as part of his training regimen.
•Frank likes to remind himself of the kind of running back he was in high school. He’s known to watch old high school highlight films of himself the day before games. It also helps him feel as if he’s not too far from home. Frank rushed for 2,953 yds. and 34 TDs as a senior at Coral Gables (FL) HS.
AWARDS & HONORS:
2006: NFC Pro Bowl, Ed Block Courage Award, Bill Walsh Award, NFC Offensive Player of the Week (weeks 5 &11)
2007: Garry Niver Award, NFC Offensive Player of the Week (Week 12)
2009: NFC Pro Bowl, NFC Offensive Player of the Week (Week 14), NFC Offensive Player of the Week (Week 2), FedEx Ground Player of the Week (Week 2)
•Enters the 2010 season tied with RB Joe Perry for the most 100-yd. rushing games in franchise history (20). His five 150-yd. performances are the most in 49ers history.
•Has logged four consecutive 1,000-yd. rushing seasons (2006-09), becoming the only player in 49ers history to record a total of four, 1,000-yd. seasons.
•Ranks 6th in franchise history with 7,392 yds. from scrimmage, and ranks 4th on the 49ers all-time rushing list with 5,561 rushing yds.
•Set career highs with 13 combined TDs in 2009 (10 rush, 3 rec.). His 10 rushing TDs tied a single-season team record with RB Derek Loville (1995), RB Ricky Watters (1993), RB Billy Kilmer (1961), RB J.D. Smith (1959) and RB Joe Perry (1953).
•Gore and TE Vernon Davis (13 rec. TDs) became just the 2nd set of 49er teammates to each have at least 13 TDs in a season. In 1995, WR Jerry Rice had 17 TDs and RB Derek Loville registered 13.
•Since his rookie season in 2005, the 49ers are 18-2 when Gore has 20-or-more carries and 15-5 when he breaks the 100-yd. plateau.
•Earned Pro Bowl honors in 2006 after setting franchise records with 312 carries, 1,695 rushing yds., 2,180 total yds. from scrimmage and nine, 100- yd. rushing games.
•His 4,953 rushing yds. since 2006 rank as the 4th-most of any running back during that time span.
•In 2007, battled through a broken hand suffered in training camp and an ankle injury during the season to rank 6th in the NFL in total yds. from scrimmage (1,538 yds. - 1,102 rushing, 436 receiving).
•Set a 49ers single-game rushing record with 212 yds. vs. Sea. (11/19/06).
•Led the team as a rookie with 608 rushing yds., in 2005.
•Logged his fourth consecutive 1,000-yd. rushing season (2006-09), becoming the only player in 49ers history to record four, 1,000-yd. seasons.
•Set career highs with 13 combined TDs (10 rush, 3 rec.). His 10 rushing TDs ties a single-season team record with RB Derek Loville (1995), RB Ricky Watters (1993), RB Billy Kilmer (1961), RB J.D. Smith (1959) and RB Joe Perry (1953).
•Ranked t-2nd in the NFC and t-8th in the NFL in scoring (78 pts.)
•Finished the season ranked 5th in the NFC, t-11th in the NFL, with 1,120 rushing yds. and 10 rushing TDs.
•Registered a rushing TD and a receiving TD in the same game for first time in his career at Arz. (9/13).
•Scored 2 rushing TDs (79, 80 yds.), breaking his career long twice in the same game against Sea. (9/20). Joined RB Barry Sanders (at TB - 80, 82 - on 10/12/97) as the only players in NFL history to register 2 TD runs of 75-plus yds. in the same game. Set a new career high with 246 yds. from scrimmage (207 rushing yds., 39 receiving yds.). Became the first player in franchise history to have 2 runs of 79 yds. or more in the same game. Named NFC offensive Player of the Week and FedEx Ground Player of the Week for his performance.
•Registered a 64-yd. TD run vs. Ind. (11/1). It marked his 3rd rushing TD of the season over 60 yds., a feat that hadn’t been accomplished by a 49er since RB Garrison Hearst (96t, 71t and 70t) in 1998. Along with Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew, became the first players to record 3 rushing TDs over 60 yds. in one season since 2003 (RB Ahman Green - 98t, 65t and 60t; RB Jamal Lewis – 82t, 72t and 63t).
•Became the fifth player in franchise history to eclipse 5,000 career rushing yds. with a 42-yd. run on his first carry of the game at GB (11/22).
•Extended his career-long streak of consecutive games with a TD to 5 with a 4-yd TD recept. vs. Jax. (11/29), becoming the first 49er to score a TD in 5 consecutive games since WR Terrell Owens (11/4/01 through 12/2/01).
•Named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance vs. Arz. (12/14) on Monday Night Football. Rushed for 167 yds. and 1 TD. His 167 rushing yds. were the 2nd highest rushing total on Monday Night Football in franchise history (RB Garrison Hearst, 198 yds. rushing vs. Det. 12/14/98). With 104 yds. rushing in the first half, it marked the second time in 2009 that he eclipsed the 100-yd. plateau before halftime (vs. Sea. 9/20/09).
•Rushed for 107 yds. on 16 carries at Phi. (12/20), becoming the first running back in 20 regular season games to rush for over 100 yds. against the Eagles.
•Rushed for 107 yds., while scoring his 9th and 10th rushing TDs of the season at StL (1/3).
•Led team in rushing with 1,036 yds. and 6 TDs, becoming first player in 49ers history to record three consecutive 1,000-yd. rushing seasons.
•Totaled 151 yds. of offense in season-opener vs. Arz. (9/7), rushing for 96 yds. on 14 carries, including a 41-yd. TD run, and catching 4 passes for 55 yds.
•Rushed for 130 yds. on 27 carries and a TD vs. Det. (9/21).
•Scored 2 first half TDs vs. StL (11/16), marking his 15th career 100-yd. rushing game.
•Recorded 52 rushing yds. and a TD vs. NYJ (12/7) before leaving game with an ankle injury in 3rd qtr.
•Posted a team-high 53 recepts. for 436 yds. and a TD, despite playing majority of season with nagging ankle injury in addition to being slowed with a broken hand suffered in training camp. Finished 6th in NFL in combined yds. with a total of 1,533 yds. (1,102 rushing, 436 receiving).
•Named 15th winner of the annual Garry Niver Award by reporters covering the team who represent the SF Chapter of the Pro Football Writer’s Association in December of 2007. The award is given in honor of the late Garry Niver, the San Mateo Times reporter, and goes to the player who shows “cooperation and professional style” in dealing with Pro Football writers on the job.
•Gained 81 yds. on 20 carries with 2 TDs at StL (9/16), with one of his scores coming on a 43-yd. run on a 4th-and-1 in the 3rd qtr. to give 49ers the lead in the 17-16 win.
•Inactive at Atl. (11/4) due to the ankle injury originally suffered at NYG (10/21), which was further aggravated vs. NO (10/28).
•Named NFC Offensive Player of the Week after having one of his best outings of the season at Arz. (11/25), rushing for 116 yds. and 2 TDs on 21 carries and recording career-highs with 11 recepts. and 98 receiving yds. in 37-31 OT win. Scored on an 11-yd. run in 2nd qtr. and on a 35-yd., lead-changing run with 1:15 left in 4th qtr. The 11 recepts. by a running back marked the 2nd most in team history, behind the 12 recepts. Roger Craig totaled twice.
•Ran for season-high 138 yds. on 29 carries vs. Cin. (12/15).
•Named to NFC Pro Bowl after setting franchise records with 312 carries and 1,695 yds. to go along with 8 TDs, while also recording a team-high 61 recepts. for 485 yds. with a score.
•His 2,180 yds. receiving and rushing set a franchise record, and ranked 4th in NFL and 2nd in the NFC.
•Finished 3rd in the NFL and led the NFC in rushing yds. with 1,695, while ranking 3rd in the NFL with a 5.4-yd. rushing avg. Also led the NFL with 16 rushes of 20 yds. or more.
•Recorded nine, 100-yd. games in 2006, which shattered the previous franchise record of six, 100-yd. games in a season by RB Garrison Hearst (1998) and RB Roger Craig (1988).
•Earned 49ers 2006 Ed Block Courage Award for his tireless work ethic and determination while rehabilitating two surgically repaired shoulders during 2006 offseason. Also named co-recipient of the 2006 Bill Walsh Award (with CB Walt Harris), given to the team’s most valuable player as voted on by the coaching staff.
•Named NFC Offensive Player of the Week vs. Oak. (10/8) after rushing 27 times for 134 yds. and hauling in 3 recepts. for 38 yds.
•Posted 22 carries for 159 yds. (7.2 avg.) at Det. (11/12). Took a 3rd-and-16 draw play for 61 yds. and a TD, breaking several tackles en route to the end zone. Had 148 yds. at halftime, a career-high and franchise record for rushing yds. in a half.
• Named NFC Offensive Player of the Week after having a record day vs. Sea. (11/19), carrying the ball 24 times for a franchise record and career-high 212 yds. Also caught 4 passes for 26 yds. and established a career-high with 238 combined yds.
•Rushed 18 times for 130 yds. and a TD vs. GB (12/10) as his 72-yd. carry in 1st qtr. tied his career-long and took 49ers down to the 1-yd. line.
•Registered 29 carries for 144 yds. and 4 recepts. for 34 yds. with his first career receiving TD on Thursday Night Game at Sea. (12/14).
•Capped outstanding season at Den. (12/31) with a career-high 31 carries for 153 yds., marking a franchise record of nine, 100-yd. rushing games in a season.
•Led team in rushing with 608 yds. on 127 carries with 3 rushing TDs, adding 15 recepts. for 131 yds. The last time a rookie led 49ers in rushing was 1990 when RB Dexter Carter recorded 460 yds. The 608 yds. were the most for a 49ers rookie since RB Roger Craig had 725 yds. rushing in 1983.
•Rushed for 17 yds. on 4 carries and caught 2 passes for 21 yds. in first career game vs. StL (9/11).
•Recorded a career-high 72-yd. TD in 4th qtr. at Was. (10/23) to mark his first career rushing TD. •Made first NFL start and had over 100 combined yds., recording 79 yds. rushing on 19 atts. and 57 receiving yds. on 3 recepts. at Jax. (12/18). Caught a 47-yd. screen pass from QB Alex Smith during final seconds of 2nd qtr., marking a career-long.
•Rushed for 68 yds. on 10 carries with 2 TDs at StL (12/24), markinging his first career multi-TD game.
•Registered his first career 100-yd. game vs. Hou. (1/1/06) with 108 yds. on 25 carries.
•Rushed for 1,975 yds. at the University of Miami (FL), finishing college career ranked 7th on school’s career rushing record list. Also caught 23 passes for 225 yds. (9.8 avg.), returned 2 kickoffs for 48 yds. and recorded 5 tackles on special teams. Finished final season with career-highs for rushing yds. (945), carries (197) and TDs (8) as he ranked 4th in ACC in rushing yds.
•Attended Coral Gables (FL) HS, where he was one of nation’s most heavily-recruited and highly-regarded running backs after setting a Dade County record for rushing yds. in a season with 2,953 yds. and 34 TDs as a senior in 2000.
•Rushed for 1,559 yds. and 28 TDs as a junior in 1999 in addition to posting 301 receiving yds. and 4 more scores through the air.
•Listed as best tailback on Florida Times-Union Super 75 list and earned Super Prep All-American honors.
•Born Frank Gore (5/14/83) in Coral Gables, FL. Single. Resides in Coral Gables, FL.
•Majored in business management and organization.