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Gore Makes NFLN’s Top 100 List

Posted by Taylor Price on May 3, 2011 – 10:58 AM

Frank Gore being named in NFL Network’s Top 100 players of 2011 comes as no surprise by any means, but his standing as the game’s 94th-best player is somewhat of a shock.

“What is there not to like about the way Frank Gore plays?” asked Jim Harbaugh at the start of Gore’s video segment.

Off the success of their Top 100 all-time players, NFLN has decided to create a new yearly series which unveils the game’s Top 100 current players as voted on by the players themselves.

Gore’s 94th ranking might be due to his season-ending hip fracture suffered on “Monday Night Football,” on Nov. 29 in Arizona. Gore was on pace for his fifth consecutive 1,000-yard rushing season until the injury forced him to miss the last five games of the year. He finished 2010 with 853 yards on 203 carries, adding three rushing and two receiving touchdowns.

“He’s competitive. He’s tough. He’s talented. He’s a team player. He’s all out all the time, a coach’s dream,” Harbaugh went on to say in the package.

Perhaps the highest compliment came from Gore’s running backs coach of the past two seasons, two-time Super Bowl champion Tom Rathman, who said he’s never been around a more passionate player in his life.

“There is not a flaw in his game. Period,” Rathman said.

So with a full season under his belt in 2011, you have to think Gore ranks much higher on next year’s list.

Posted in Announcements | 21 Comments »

21 Responses to “Gore Makes NFLN’s Top 100 List”

  1. By sf49erfanfolife_42 on May 3, 2011 | Reply


    HIT DA HOLE FRANK!!!!! GO NINERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. By Mike Bartkowski on May 3, 2011 | Reply

    Probably will go down as one of the best running backs to play for SF 49ers. Bar None. His play speaks for itself……….There is no comparison!!!!

  3. By angel ryu on May 3, 2011 | Reply

    Congrads frank gore niners for life and he deserves a higher rank than 94.

  4. By Natural Fitness on May 3, 2011 | Reply

    Great running back, one of the best we’ve had in a long time.

  5. By BIGG CHUGG on May 4, 2011 | Reply

    BIG UP to FRAN GORE…..keep doing yo thang brotha \m/

  6. By BIGG CHUGG on May 4, 2011 | Reply

    BIG UP to FRANK GORE…..keep doing yo thang brotha \m/

  7. By Hugh Kizer on May 4, 2011 | Reply

    To bad Frank Gore has played on some very ordinary 49er teams. I am sure he would rank higher than 94th if he played for a winning team. Hopefully he can come back from his injury.

  8. By Al on May 4, 2011 | Reply

    I LOVE the 49ers and Gore Too!!! Where will Willis be Ranked????

  9. By Homeopathy on May 4, 2011 | Reply

    Frank is da Man! He has been our offense since he’s been here. Long live Frank! He will be able to teach Hunter how to be a touchdown hunter!

  10. By D 49ers on May 4, 2011 | Reply

    Frank Gore Is a beast everybody can see in the way he runs his yac yardage. Look how he blocks picks up the block in the pocket. He deserved better than 94. Patrick Willis & Vernon Davis better be in the top 100!

  11. By jose cisneros on May 4, 2011 | Reply

    There better not be another running back before Frank Gore on that list because he has been more consistent than any other RB!

  12. By devynn on May 5, 2011 | Reply

    Gore is a workhorse just like Craig, Waters, Rathman & Hearst where in their stints with the Niners. I can’t wait to see him get back to his regular form this coming season.

  13. By Alan on May 5, 2011 | Reply

    Frank Gore is such a talented RB. Pound for Pound, he is the best RB in the NFL. I was extremely shocked that he was only #94. He is more like 1 or 2! No other RB in the NFL can do what this guy has done for our niners! No other!

  14. By BILL NATIONALIZATION on May 5, 2011 | Reply

    i think he ranks 21 just like his # 9er nation 4 life

  15. By STAN 78 on May 5, 2011 | Reply

    Gore is Great when not injured.

  16. By HW1 on May 5, 2011 | Reply

    Gore is ah beast and 94 is ah insult!

  17. By HW1 on May 5, 2011 | Reply

    For sure he’s in the top 50!

  18. By HW1 on May 5, 2011 | Reply

    and i will bet he,s in the top 30!

  19. By HW1 on May 5, 2011 | Reply

    Top three running back for sure! Peterson, Johnson, Gore, Jackson, McCoy,etc

  20. By J Parker on May 6, 2011 | Reply

    If Gore could have gone virtually injury free, his rating would have been much higher.

  21. By J Parker on May 6, 2011 | Reply

    Gore is a great running back and I believe Kendall Hunter will turn into a great one as well. We are now solid at that position.

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