Congratulations are once again in order for former San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore. The ageless wonder is up to 50 rushing yards on the day in the Indianapolis Colts season finale, and that has moved him past 1,000 rushing yards on the season. This is a huge deal, as he is the oldest running back (33) to pass the 1,000-yard mark since John Riggins rushed for 1,239 yards in 1984 at the age of 35. He is also the first Colts running back to surpass the mark since 2007.
With that last run, Gore is up to 13,053 career rushing yards as the season approaches its end. He is now 206 yards back of Eric Dickerson for No. 7 all time on the NFL’s rushing leaderboard. There is no indication Gore will be hanging up his cleats anytime soon. If he returns in 2017, he could climb as No. 5, and has a shot at No. 4 if he can build on this year. After Dickerson (13,259), there is Jerome Bettis (13,662) and Ladanian Tomlinson (13,684). Curtis Martin sits at No. 4 with 14,101 yards. Depending on how today’s game finishes, he would need a little under 1,100 yards next season to move past Martin.