Gore goes over 1,000-yard mark

Gore goes over 1,000-yard mark
December 15, 2013, 12:30 pm
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Frank Gore had 220 attempts for 931 yards with eight touchdowns in the 49ers’ first 13 games before passing the 1,000-yard mark Sunday in Tampa Bay. (USATSI)

TAMPA, Fla. – Running back Frank Gore on Sunday eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark for the seventh time in his nine-year NFL career.

Gore had a 5-yard carry with 11 minutes in the game on his 19th carry against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to give him an even 1,000 yards for the season. He went comfortably over the mark with a 12-yard rush two plays later.

Gore, a third-round draft pick, rushed for 608 yards as a rookie behind starter Kevan Barlow. The only other time since he became a starter in 2006 that Gore did not break the 1,000-yard mark was in 2010. Gore rushed for 853 yards in 11 games that season before sustaining a season-ending fractured hip.

Gore came into Sunday’s game just 69 yards shy of the 1,000-yard mark. He had 220 attempts for 931 yards (4.2 average) with eight touchdowns in the 49ers’ first 13 games.

Gore’s previous 1,000-yard seasons
2006: 312 carries, 1,695 yards (5.4 avg), 8 TDs
2012: 258 carries, 1,214 yards (4.7 avg), 8 TDs
2011: 282 carries, 1,211 yards (4.3 avg), 8 TDs
2009: 229 carries, 1,120 yards (4.9 avg), 10 TDs
2007: 260 carries, 1,102 yards (4.2 avg), 5 TDs
2008: 240 carries, 1,036 yards (4.3 avg), 6 TDs