Colts RB Frank Gore now fifth on all-time rushing yards list
It has been a forgettable 2017 NFL season for the Indianapolis Colts. However, amidst the Colts disastrous year, there have been a few lone bright spots. Oh, hello there, veteran talent Frank Gore!
Among them is the fact that veteran running back Frank Gore has still managed to make history several times over. Despite suffering their third straight loss at the hands of the formidable Jacksonville Jaguars, Gore managed to move ahead of legendary running backs Jerome Bettis and LaDainian Tomlinson to become the fifth all-time leading rusher in NFL history.
According to ESPN’s Mike Wells:
Gore moved ahead of LaDainian Tomlinson (13,684 yards) on a 16-yard run with 10:13 left in the third quarter. The 34-year-old Gore passed Jerome Bettis (13,662 yards) when he went off tackle for an 11-yard gain in the second quarter.
The 14-year veteran has now registered 13,697 yards in his career — and counting. Gore has passed three former greats this season during his historic run. Up next on the list is former New York Jets workhorse Curtis Martin. However, he may have to wait another season to catch Martin, who currently sits with 14,101 yards in his career.
Although it has essentially been a down year for Gore, the 34-year-old has shown that he still has some juice left in his legs. That said, it remains to be seen what kind of role he takes on beyond this year. There is clearly a chance that he could retire when the season is over.