Yesterday, Frank Gore played football for the New York Jets. On the surface, there is nothing special about playing in a Week 15 game for a winless team. Just like on the surface, you wouldn’t spend a third round draft pick on a running back coming off two ACL surgeries in less than two years. But as everyone reading this knows by now, there is way more to Frank Gore than what’s on the surface.
The former 49ers running back made history yesterday, in more ways than one. First, Sunday was Gore’s 240th career game, which broke Lorenzo Neal’s record for the most games ever played by a running back.
That alone would have been an impressive accomplishment, but that’s not all. Frank Gore wasn’t quite done with the history books yet. With 8:30 left in the 3rd quarter against the Rams, Gore snuck into the end zone on a 1-yard run for the 100th touchdown of his career.
Why is that important? Listen to today’s Stats & Eggs podcast to find out! Or you could just scroll down, but you’ll miss out on the recap of yesterday’s game!
One hundred touchdowns, friends, is hallowed ground. Only 24 other players in the history of the National Football League can say they’ve scored at least 100 touchdowns. Not 24 other running backs, mind you, 24 other players. Eric Dickerson can’t say that. Neither can Jerome Bettis or Tony Dorsett.
Frank Gore can.
Not too bad for a guy with two ACL tears and two reconstructed shoulders, eh?
We love you, Frank. Play forever.