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Running back Frank Gore said early Tuesday that he wants to be a 49er for life.He capped the day by agreeing to a three-year extension with the team, ending a period of anxiety about his future in San Francisco.Per a league source, Gore and the team agreed to terms on a three-year extension. Comcast SportsNet Bay Area confirmed the original report via an independent league source.The reported figures are 21 million for the three years, with 13.5 million of that guaranteed. Coupled with his current deal, which pays him 4.9 million in 2011, Gore can earn 25.9 million over the next four years.The news and the terms were first reported by ProFootballTalk.com.RELATED: Frank Gore career stats game logs
In a sign that the deal might be imminent, Gore told reporters Tuesday that his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, had an all-day meeting with the 49ers on Monday.Head coach Jim Harbaugh was asked about the negotiations and had this to say, before news of the deal leaked out:"Frank is a true 49er. I've said that from when I first got here," Harbaugh said. "That's how I thought I would feel about Frank Gore. Now, I know how I feel about Frank Gore. The guy is awesome. Somebody should do a movie. Somebody should do the Frank Gore story, because it's an awesome story."
Gore, 28, has led the 49ers in rushing all six of his NFL seasons. On 1,371 career rushing attempts, he has gained 6,414 yards (4.7 average) and 35 touchdowns. He has caught 270 passes for 2,283 yards and nine touchdowns. In six years, he has missed 10 games, including five last season with a hairline fracture of his hip.
With 6,414 career yards, Gore is No. 3 on the team's all-time rushing list, trailing only Roger Craig (7,064) and the late Joe Perry (7,344).