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Still going: Gore surpasses 1,000 yards in season finale

A sign at Levi's Stadium congratulates San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore for reaching 11,000 career rushing yards against the Arizona Cardinals during the third quarter of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014.
A sign at Levi's Stadium congratulates San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore for reaching 11,000 career rushing yards against the Arizona Cardinals during the third quarter of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014. AP

A 20-yard run in the third quarter sent Frank Gore over the 1,000-yard barrier for the season, the eighth time in 10 years that Gore has surpassed the mark.

The only years that Gore has failed to reach 1,000 yards were in 2005 when he was Kevan Barlow’s backup and in 2010 when he was sidelined for the season with a broken hip in Week 12 (against Arizona). Sunday’s 20-yard run also put Gore over 11,000 yards for his career. Only 20 NFL running backs have attained that mark.

Gore is the 49ers’ all-time leading rusher and he will at least be in the conversation for the Pro Football Hall of Fame when his career ends. Gore, 31, is not signed for next season. He has said he wants to be back and the 49ers have told him they’d like him to return.

However, a contract has not been broached at this point, and Gore has said he’s eager to see what changes the team makes in the offseason.

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