Frank Gore - 2001 Draft Day Picks

 


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Frank Gore was born on May 14, 1983 in Coral Gables, Florida. Gore has all of the physical tools that it takes to be a success at the NFL level, as well as all of the intangibles. Not only is he considered to be a breakaway threat every time he touches the ball, but he is also powerful enough to run the ball on the inside and pick up the tough yards.

Coming out of Coral Gables High School, Gore was one of the most highly recruited players in the United States. During his senior year in high school Gore set a Dade County record by rushing for 2,953 yards. In addition to all of these yards, he also found the end zone 34 times. Throughout his high school career Gore showed college coaches that he not only had the athletic ability to be a great runner, but that he also had great vision.

After a hotly contested recruiting battle, Gore wound up choosing the University of Miami. As a true freshman he got off to a good start by rushing for 562 yards on only 62 carries. This led to him being honored as the Sporting News Big East Freshman of the Year. Unfortunately, before the 2002 season got underway he suffered a torn left ACL. This led to him missing the entire year. In 2003 he got off to a hot start, but once again tore his ACL; this time in his right knee.

Finally during the 2004 campaign he stayed healthy enough to play the entire year. This led to him rushing for almost 1,000 yards.

Gore was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers with the 65th pick in the 2005 NFL Draft. By 2006 he had established himself as one of the best running backs in the league. He did this by rushing for 1,695 yards, and being selected to his first Pro Bowl.

Bob writes for DraftDayPicks.com and AllProZone.com . Where you can purchase a Frank Gore Jersey or get information about a Frank Gore Jersey

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