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Frank Gore wants to retire with and work for the San Francisco 49ers

Frank Gore is as intent on making his name for the San Francisco 49ers in their front office as he did on the field. The question is, can it work?

Frank Gore is as intent on making his name for the San Francisco 49ers in their front office as he did on the field. The question is, can it work?
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A free agent today, Frank Gore intends to finish his career in the way that the sees fit.

Frank Gore wants to retire a San Francisco 49er

Running back Frank Gore said he intends to sign a one-day contract with the San Francisco 49ers as he plans to retire as a member of the team that gave him his first chance in the NFL when they drafted him. "We're still trying to figure out when I'm going to do my one-day contract. To sign, do my retirement," Gore said. Gore went on to say that it would be a "couple months" before everything was put in place, before stating that he hopes to find a job working in San Francisco's front office.

Who is and was Frank Gore?

At 38 years of age Gore is officially listed as a running back for the New York Jets, but really and truly its with the San Francisco 49ers that Gore made his name. Drafted back in 2005 out of Miami Gore was a third round pick for the 49ers and at the time was seen as decent but not a show stopper. That would soon change, however, as the Miami native would go on to rush for 16,000 yards, placing him at third on the NFL's all-time rushing list. Indeed, across 10 years with San Francisco, Gore became a household name before he would move on to Indianapolis, Miami and Buffalo before finally ending with the Jets where he is currently plying his trade, having not played last season.

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To be clear, Gore had nine 1,000-yard rushing seasons and has featured in more games than any other player in NFL history - some 241. As mentioned before his 16,000 rushing yards ranks third all-time behind the likes of Hall of Famers Emmitt Smith and the late Walter Payton. In case you were wondering, Gore is fourth all-time in yards from scrimmage with 19,985 and fifth all-time in all-purpose yards with 19,992. The man the called "The Inconvenient Truth" finished his career with exactly 100 total touchdowns.

Frank Gore looks forward to an office job

Given the kind of numbers that he has accumulated across his career and more over the tenacious manner he had on the field, it might seem strange that Gore has ambitions for the corporate environment, but perhaps when considering his unique skill set and more over the duration for which he displayed it, the former 49er is the best equipped to function in the role. "I love looking at talent. I love evaluating talent and I love ball," Gore said. "And they [the 49ers] know that I know football players, what it's supposed to take to be a football player."