Longtime NFL running back and former San Francisco 49ers draft pick Frank Gore has spent 16 seasons in the NFL. That’s a remarkable accomplishment for any player, especially running back, given the wear-and-tear of such a position. Gore has finally decided to hang up the cleats, but not before he makes one final move. Pro Football Talk has the details on the former 49ers third-round pick.

Longtime NFL running back Frank Gore will sign a one-day contract with the 49ers and officially announce his retirement today.

Gore plans to sign a one-day contract and then announce his retirement. The move is expected to officially occur Thursday afternoon, allowing the five-time Pro Bowler to end his career where it all began. He had announced his intention to return to San Francisco earlier this offseason.

Gore spent the first 10 years of his NFL career in San Francisco, tallying eight 100-yard seasons while making five Pro Bowls.

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The 37-year-old last played in 2020 with the New York Jets, somehow managing to run for nearly 700 yards. Gore sits third on the NFL’s all-time rushing yard list, behind only Hall of Famers Emmitt Smith and Walter Payton.

The former 49ers halfback’s 81 career rushing touchdowns are tied for 15th all-time with former star Ottis Anderson.

Gore enjoyed a remarkable career and deserves the appreciation he is sure to receive from the 49ers franchise and fans.