Indianapolis Colts running back Frank Gore moved into fifth place on the NFL’s career rushing yards list after jumping over Hall of Famers Jerome Bettis and LaDainian Tomlinson during Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
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The 34-year-old Gore passed Bettis (13,662 yards) when he went off tackle for an 11-yard gain in the second quarter. Gore then moved ahead of Tomlinson (13,684 yards) for fifth when he rumbled 16 yards in the third quarter.
Tomlinson and Bettis are the second and third players whom Gore has run past on the career rushing list this season as part of what will likely be a Hall of Fame career. He passed Eric Dickerson for seventh place in Week 5 against the San Francisco 49ers.
Gore said last week he feels “blessed to be still playing” and contributing now in his 13th NFL season, and his third with the Colts.
“And I love to compete, and I’m still loving (it), I’m still having fun with the young guys, and I feel that I can still play this game,” Gore said via the team’s official website. “I’m still having fun, every time I get the opportunity to compete against other guys, it’s doing something that I love.”
Curtis Martin holds the fourth spot with 14,101 rushing yards, but it’s likely Gore won’t move ahead of him before the end of the season.