Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/25/14

PHILADELPHIA - DECEMBER 20: Frank Gore #21 of the San Francisco 49ers rushes against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on December 20, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
After passing former 49er great, Joe Perry, during the 2011 season, Frank Gore became San Francisco's NFL-franchise leader in rushing with 7,625 yards. From 2005, when Gore entered the league, through 2011, Gore is ranked fourth in rushing yards and attempts per game.  Amongst active players, Gore is in the top five for most touches during his career, and the players above him are all older. The 49ers' record during Gore's tenure, up until the beginning of last season, was 37 - 59, having never finished with a record above .500, and having never made the playoffs. Indeed, Gore has been the stereotypical workhorse back, and San Francisco's inept offense and inept coaching staff has grinded him into the dirt for the better part of a decade.  Finally, last year, they got it right, going 13 - 3 and winning a playoff game - the first of Gore's prestigious career. But while the 49ers are finally stepping things up, Gore has been losing a couple steps of his own.  ...
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