Former Miami Hurricanes running back Frank Gore became the San Francisco 49ers’ all-time leading rusher Sunday, breaking the record held by Joe Perry. Gore broke the record on a two-yard run that put him over Perry’s 7,344 yards.
Perry’s 7,344 yards do not include the 1,345 yards he rushed for when the 49ers were a part of the All-America Football Conference. Including those yards, Perry’s 8,689 yards is still the most of any 49er in team history.
Gore came into the game with 7,323 yards. He rushed for 73 yards in San Francisco’s 26-0 win over the St. Louis Rams to bring his career total to 7,396 yards.
Gore is 9th all-time in Hurricanes history with 1,975 career rushing yards. In 2001, as a backup to Clinton Portis, Gore averaged 9.10 yards per carry on 62 attempts. He rushed for 562 yards and five touchdowns in ’01. The average is the second highest in a season in UM history (minimum 25 attempts).