In today’s 30-27 loss to the Jaguars, Indianapolis Colts running back Frank Gore ran his way into the record books.
While the Colts went without a 100-yard rusher yet again, Gore’s 68 rushing yards (and one touchdown) put him at 12,293 rushing yards over the span of his 12-year NFL career. Prior to the game he sat at No. 12 on the all-time list, but after the game he now sits at No. 10 on the all-time list. Gore, 33, passed Marcus Allen, Edgerrin James and Marshall Faulk, and now sits just 19 yards shy of surpassing Jim Brown’s 12,312 career rushing yards.
The rushing touchdown he scored in the fourth quarter gives him 72 for his career, and 85 total in his 154 starts with the 49ers (10 seasons) and Colts (two seasons).
He joins an illustrious list on the all-time rushing yards list, if I do say so myself:
1. Emmitt Smith
2. Walter Payton
3. Barry Sanders
4. Curtis Martin
5. LaDainian Tomlinson
6. Jerome Bettis
7. Eric Dickerson
8. Tony Dorsett
9. Jim Brown
10. Frank Gore
Eight of the nine players ahead of Gore are already in the Hall of Fame, and the ninth guy (Tomlinson) is likely to receive his call for induction in 2017.
By season’s end, there’s a very high possibility that Gore could find himself at No. 8 on the list, as he could easily surpass Brown and Dorsett.
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