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Brian Westbrook on Frank Gore: He’s the hardest working running back I’ve ever seen.

Westbrook joined Bleacher Report’s Adam Lefkoe to talk about the Hall of Fame RB to be

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Former NFL running back Brian Westbrook, who was ahead of his tame, played his final season with the San Francisco 49ers in 2010. Westbrook was on Adam Lefkoe of Bleacher Report’s radio show and shared some stories about the legendary Frank Gore. None of his stories are surprising, but hearing professional players talk about Frank the way they do says a lot about Gore.

The first story Westbrook shares were when he first got to the 49ers, and he explained to Gore how Westbrook wasn’t there to replace him, but to give him a breather whenever he was tired. He said the first practice Gore took every rep. The same thing happened during the second practice. No reps for Westbrook. Then Westbrook said he went to the coaches the third practice saying, “I kinda want to learn the offense and stuff like that, but I can’t because I get no reps at practice.” To which the unnamed coach responds, “that’s how Frank is.”

Westbrook said he might have played six or seven plays the first ten weeks of the season. That is unreal. Westbrook wasn’t bitter by any means. Westbrook continued to explain how he “shut it down” thinking he wasn’t going to play, then Gore was injured. It was a great story.

Later on, Lefkoe says the argument against Gore getting into the Hall of Fame was that he was never a number one running back in a season. He said the argument for Gore was that we’re never going to see a guy do this again. Westbrook chimed in and said that he believes Gore gets in the Hall of Fame. He mentioned that the key number is 12,000 yards. Gore has 14,915 yards, not to mention 3,824 receiving yards, and 12 straight years of 1,200 or more yards from scrimmage. He’ll likely surpass 100 total touchdowns this season as well.

The interview starts at around 33:00, even below. It’s a fun conversation. Check it out: