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Bills’ Frank Gore becomes fourth player in NFL history with 3,500 career carries

Frank Gore

Buffalo Bills veteran running back Frank Gore collected a milestone on Sunday in his team’s Week 11 matchup with the Miami Dolphins, The 36-year-old rusher became the fourth player in NFL history with over 3,500 career carries, per NFL Research on Twitter.

Gore joined the Bills in the offseason after a one-year stint with the Dolphins, so the major accomplishment on Sunday was a slight insult to injury to his former team struggling in 2019.

A five-time Pro-Bowl running back, Gore started his professional career with the San Francisco 49ers, who selected the University of Miami product in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft. Gore spent the first ten years of his career with the Bay Area franchise before moving on to the Indianapolis Colts for several seasons, then later landing in the AFC East with Miami and Buffalo.

Gore is among legends at the running back position to rush the ball that many times—Emmitt Smith, Walter Payton, and Curtis Martin are all in the Hall of Fame for their respective longevities, leaving a mark on the league for a long time that Gore hopes to do too.

Before the Bills’ game against a division rival today, Gore had 111 rushes for 449 yards, scoring two rushing touchdowns in nine games this season.

Gore has no plans to retire, so he could extend his placement on that all-time carries list, although he only signed a one-year deal to play for the Bills in their depleted backfield.

Gore rushed for 27 yards on 11 carries in Buffalo’s win today against Miami, winning 37-20.