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Frank Gore Up for Week 1 FedEx Award

Posted by Alex Espinoza on September 11, 2012 – 10:24 AM

Frank Gore’s stellar performance in the season opener at Lambeau Field has earned him a nomination for the FedEx Ground Player of the Week.

The 49ers steamrolled the Packers in Week 1 to claim a 30-22 victory behind an impressive performance from the offense. While quarterback Alex Smith sliced and diced the Green Bay secondary, Gore carried the ball 16 times for 112 yards and a touchdown.

With his team holding a 22-15 lead in the fourth quarter, Gore took a pitch down the right sideline and made a couple of defenders miss before backpedaling into the end zone. It marked Gore’s first touchdown of 2012 and the 53rd of his career.

The franchise’s all-time leading rusher picked up his 30th, 100-yard game since his rookie year in 2005, the most of any NFL back in that time. Gore was also the first 49ers running back to tally at least 100 yards in Week 1 since Garrison Hearst rushed for 187 yards in 1998.

But Gore has plenty of competition to be named Week 1 FedEx Ground Player of the Week. Buffalo’s C.J. Spiller (169 yards, one touchdown) and New England’s Stevan Ridley (125 yards, one touchdown) are also vying for the award.

The 49ers Faithful can vote for Gore at NFL.com. Fans can also vote for the FedEx Air Player of the Week candidates: Robert Griffin III, Tony Romo and Matt Ryan.


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18 Responses to “Frank Gore Up for Week 1 FedEx Award”

  1. By Anita Riley on Sep 11, 2012 | Reply

    Loving my Niners again… Thanks Coach Harbaugh, thanks Alex Smith, thanks to the awesome offense and thanks to the fearless defense!

  2. By Julie Bergman on Sep 11, 2012 | Reply

    I’m voting for Frank Gore’s outstanding performance against Green Bay this last Sunday!

  3. By mark cottrell on Sep 11, 2012 | Reply

    He is the best!

  4. By Jarad Moore on Sep 11, 2012 | Reply

    Go GORE!!!

  5. By Jarad Moore on Sep 11, 2012 | Reply

    Gore does more than most RB’s.. He can catch, run and block. He is a very rounded player that doesn’t get the hype he deserves. GO GORE!!!

  6. By Niner Empire Memphis Chapter Representative on Sep 11, 2012 | Reply

    Don’t forget to vote for Frank “The Tank” Gore as many times as you can. Lets support our team to the fullest. Goooooooooo Niners!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. By alex_fn_smith on Sep 11, 2012 | Reply

    future hall of famer frank gore….youre still the backbone of this team, you deserve that ring more than anybody else on this team….so go get it big boy!!!

  8. By Teri Ciaramitaro on Sep 11, 2012 | Reply

    Nothing finer than a Fourty Niner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. By rjdniner on Sep 11, 2012 | Reply

    When his knees get cut from someone hitting him he, s got nobody to blame but him, then he’s hurt for a week or two and that hurts the team. Frank please wear knee pads ..

  10. By generationofcomplications on Sep 11, 2012 | Reply

    Let’s go Gore! Niners for the ring this year ;)

  11. By jake on Sep 11, 2012 | Reply

    The Niners will need a whip and a chair to tame them lions… and off
    our running backs… Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter, Brandon Jacobs.
    Its going to be another Win for the Forty Niners this weekend!
    Here we go Niners… here we go!
    Here we go Niners… here we go!
    A..Oh…Lets Go!
    A..Oh.. Lets Go!

  12. By ace on Sep 11, 2012 | Reply

    yes frank gore is the best, he is the backbone and heart of this team for some time he deseveres more than one ring !!!!!

  13. By Jason on Sep 11, 2012 | Reply

    FRANKIE!!! HOF some day!!!

  14. By ftberrien on Sep 11, 2012 | Reply

    So much respect for all these Mighty Men, I LOVE MY NINERS!!!!! 26 years and counting GO NINERS!!!!!

  15. By ftberrien on Sep 11, 2012 | Reply

    So much respect for all these Mighty Men! I LOVE MY NINERS!!!!! 26 years and counting GO NINERS!!!!!!!!!! Proud of u Frank, DO WHAT U DO Bro! Lets go get this RING!

  16. By The Cost on Sep 12, 2012 | Reply

    Frank Gore continues to be awesome. Go Frank!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. By john on Sep 12, 2012 | Reply

    Frank Gore…No Doubt

  18. By Hermie on Sep 12, 2012 | Reply

    Frankie is the consumate Pro!! He has been the pers offensive MVP since 2005 and he is still going strong. One area we still “must” improve on is 3rd down conversions. Even in a great win over G.B. it was deplorable (2-9). We must get better in this aspect of the game!!

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