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Frank Gore Is Signing A One Day Contract With The 49ers And Will FINALLY Retire

BAH GAWD IT HAPPENED! RIGHT AFTER FITZMAGIC HUNG THEM UP NO LESS!!!

Alex Mack also apparently retired today, which means June 2nd is either the last day that veterans have to make up their mind if they want to get their ass kicked in training camp for three months before the season, Frank Gore was looking to outlast fellow immortal Ryan Fitzpatrick, or is this all some massive coincidence.

I am still waiting for Fred Jackson to confirm both of these retirements, even though Schefter shilling for another Rosenhaus client by replying to his own tweet about the ageless Frank Gore calling it a career with a draft pick signing his contract means this news had to come directly from Drew's mouth as he rubbed Schefty's belly.

Anyway, Frank Gore retiring as a 49er just feels right, at least until 100 different running backs inevitably get banged up during the NFL season and teams need to find a reliable guy that led his team in rushing at 37 years young during his last season. Yeah it was the Jets but still, even hearing the R word out of Frank's mouth was an utter shock even if he has a kid playing college football that is eligible for next year's draft and is already crossing things off the checklist of things athletes do after they retire.

Nonetheless, this announcement is the end of childhoods for a bunch of people and maybe even adulthoods since Frank Gore has been in the NFL FOR-EV-ER despite playing the position that is most easily chewed up then spit out in the league and has a son about . A bunch of NFL fans probably don't even realize that Gore entered the NFL with durability concerns since he tore his ACL twice in college. Yes, that sentence is preposterous to write after everything we saw Frank Gore do in the pros, including finishing 3rd all-time in rushing with exactly 16,000 yards while playing the most games ever by an NFL running back and could probably get you 10 points in fantasy if you really need it.

But it's crazy, it's true, and also gives me an excuse to mention that he played for the 2001 Miami Hurricanes and laugh at the ridiculousness that was their team.

Legacy
The 2001 Miami Hurricanes are considered by many experts and historians the greatest team in college football history.[2] The Hurricanes scored 512 (42.6 points per game) points while yielding only 117 (9.75 points allowed per game). Miami beat opponents by an average of 32.9 points per game, the largest margin in the school’s history, and set the NCAA record for largest margin of victory over consecutive ranked teams (124–7).[3] The offense set the school scoring record, while the defense led the nation in scoring defense (fewest points allowed), pass defense, and turnover margin.[3] Additionally, the Hurricane defense scored eight touchdowns of its own. Six players earned All-American status and six players were finalists for national awards, including Maxwell Award winner, Ken Dorsey, and Outland Trophy winner, Bryant McKinnie. Dorsey was also a Heisman finalist, finishing third.

Among the numerous stars on the 2001 Miami squad were: quarterback Ken Dorsey; running backs Clinton Portis, Willis McGahee, Najeh Davenport, and Frank Gore; tight end Jeremy Shockey; wide receiver Andre Johnson; offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie; defensive linemen Jerome McDougle, William Joseph, and Vince Wilfork; linebackers Jonathan Vilma and D.J. Williams; and defensive backs Ed Reed, Mike Rumph, and Phillip Buchanon. Additional contributors included future stars Kellen Winslow II, Sean Taylor, Antrel Rolle, Vernon Carey, and Rocky McIntosh. In all, an extraordinary 17 players from the 2001 Miami football team were drafted in the first-round of the NFL Draft (5 in the 2002 NFL Draft: Buchanon, McKinnie, Reed, Rumph, and Shockey; 4 in 2003: Johnson, Joseph, McDougle, and McGahee; 6 in 2004: Carey, Taylor, Vilma, Wilfork, Williams, and Winslow; 1 in 2005: Rolle; and 1 in 2006: Kelly Jennings).

Overall, 38 members of the team would be selected in the NFL Draft. As of 2013, they had earned a combined total of 43 trips to the Pro Bowl: Ed Reed (9), Andre Johnson (7), Frank Gore (5), Vince Wilfork (5), Jeremy Shockey (4), Jonathan Vilma (3), Willis McGahee (2), Chris Myers (2), Clinton Portis (2), Antrel Rolle (2), Sean Taylor (2), Bryant McKinnie (1), and Kellen Winslow II (1). In addition, Vilma, Shockey, Wilfork, Joseph, Rolle, McGahee, and Reed have won the Super Bowl. It has been estimated that the 2001 Hurricanes would cost nearly $120 million as an NFL team as early as 2009.

Prior to the 2006 Rose Bowl, ESPN’s SportsCenter ran a special in which the 2005 USC Trojans, led by stars Matt Leinart, Reggie Bush, and LenDale White, were compared with the greatest college teams of the past 50 years, as picked by sports fans voting on ESPN.com, to determine their place in history. The 2001 Miami Hurricanes were the only team picked by fans to defeat the ’05 Trojan squad, reflecting the esteem with which the 2001 Hurricanes are held in the college football world.

via Wiki

Forever ridiculous. Congrats on the career Frank Gore and thank you for giving me a reason to reblog this announcement and more importantly these 2001 Hurricanes Fun Facts which are football porn no matter which college football team you root for.

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