Frank Gore passes Jim Brown for ninth on NFL’s career rushing list

Sunday October 9th, 2016

Frank Gore passed Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown on the NFL’s all-time career rushing yards list on Sunday. 

Gore broke Brown’s mark with a 16-yard run in the first quarter of Sunday’s game against the Bears. 

Gore, 33, is in his 12th NFL season and his second with the Colts. He also has 3,216 receiving yards. Brown retired at age 29 in 1965 after nine NFL seasons. He led the league in rushing eight times and was an eight-time First-Team All-Pro selection. 

Brown needed just 118 games and 2,359 carries to rack up 12,312 yards, while Gore has now played 169 games and racked up more than 2,700 carries. Brown averaged 5.2 yards per carry, compared to Gore’s 4.4 per-carry average. 

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