Gore joins elite NFL company after hitting 15k yards mark

Shannon Shepherd

Frank Gore joined an elite group of NFL running backs on Sunday when he crossed the 15,000 career rushing yards threshold.

Gore, who finished the game with 17 carries and 109 yards in the Bills 16-10 loss to the Patriots on Sunday, hit the mark in thrilling fashion while breaking off a 41-yard gain.

Gore, who is in his 15th NFL season, joins an elite group of Hall of Fame players with the milestone.

Player
Yards

Emmitt Smith

18,355 yards

Walter Payton

16,726

 Barry Sanders

15,269

Frank Gore

15,021

"Hard work," said Gore. "I’m blessed. Loving the game, and you know, I’m just blessed."

The majority of Gore's yardage comes from his time in San Francisco, where he played from 2005-2014 and was a 5-time Pro Bowler. He joined the Bills this season on a one-year contract. 

Despite being 36 years old, Gore was placed in a starting role for the Bills after a shocking move was made to trade LeSean McCoy before the start of the season. Since then his work has increased after rookie back Devin Singletary was sidelined with a hamstring injury.

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Frankie.
Frankie.

Legend, crazy how consistent he has been over the years. One of the most underrated RBs of all time