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Frank Gore | Running Back | #23

Team: Indianapolis Colts
Age / DOB:  (33) / 5/14/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 217
College: Miami (FL)
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 3 (65) / SF
Contract: view contract details

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ESPN Colts reporter Mike Wells says the team wants to "lighten" Frank Gore's workload this season.
It makes sense with Gore entering his age-33 season, but it's unclear which backs would "lighten" Gore's workload. Appearing on Mike Clay's Sirius show, Wells mentioned UDFA Josh Ferguson "first" when asked about a change-of-pace option behind Gore. Ultimately, Gore's workload will likely be dictated by his effectiveness. He should open the year as an every-down back. Jul 19 - 12:20 PM

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Frank Gore says he uses critics doubting his ability to produce at age 33 as motivation in his offseason training.

"Believe me, I listen," said Angry Frank. "When I hear it, that’s when I attack my training. When I’m tired, I tell myself what the people are saying about me. In that second workout when I’m saying, ‘Man, I don’t want to do this,’ I remind myself, ‘They’re saying you’re old. They’re saying you’re 33. They’re saying you can’t do it this year.’" Gore is doing two-a-days training at least three times per week. He is 240 yards shy of cracking the NFL's ten all-time leading rushers.
Jul 17 - 12:46 PM

Frank Gore says he’s aiming for a 1,000-yard season.

The Colts haven’t had a 1,000-yard rusher since 2007. Andrew Luck's healthy return boosts the offense's outlook tremendously, however, while stud first-round C Ryan Kelly should additionally make Gore's life easier between the tackles. Gore has very little competition for carries and running back targets in Indy. With his ADP down several rounds from last year, Gore has the potential to be a bargain, even at age 33.
Jun 18 - 6:12 PM

The Redskins' John Riggins, in 1984, was the last running back age 33 or older to rush for 1,000 yards in a season.

Frank Gore turns 33 on Saturday and is still steaming over rushing for just 967 yards last year. "When that didn’t happen, that was really, really frustrating," Gore said. "I'm not over it. I'm not going to be over it until I do it. I've been blessed that they kept me to get the opportunity to do it again." The Colts did very little to add to their backfield, leaving Gore in a potential every-down role. The additions of first-round C Ryan Kelly and third-round OT Le'Raven Clark and return of Andrew Luck to full health will help loosen things up for Gore.
May 13 - 9:21 AM

Frank Gore said the 967 yards he rushed for this past season were the "toughest 967 I got" in his entire career.

It was the first time in five seasons that Gore failed to reach 1,000 yards. Many will cite Gore's age (33 in May) as the reason for his decline, but the Colts' offensive line was flat-out awful. It nearly got Andrew Luck and Matt Hasselbeck killed in pass protection, and the group opened microscopic holes in the running game. In Football Outsiders' DVOA, the Colts fielded the 27th-ranked run-blocking line. Gore should return as the starter in 2016 and could have a sneaky bounce back if GM Ryan Grigson adds talent up front.
Feb 10 - 11:07 AM

Frank Gore rushed 19 times for 76 yards in the Colts' Week 17 win over the Titans.

He finished 33 yards shy of a 1,000-yard season. Gore averaged 3.7 YPC and looked done for most of the year, but had some of his best games down the stretch. Entering his age-33 season, the Colts aren't going to keep him in an every-down role. Gore is owed $3M guaranteed next year, so his contract gives him a chance to remain the starter. Even if Gore returns as the lead back, he'll see a sharp decline from his 260 carries.
Jan 3 - 5:21 PM

Frank Gore made it clear reaching 1,000 rushing yards this season is important to him.

When asked about a 1,000-yard season, Gore knew exactly how many yards he was away (109) off the top of his head. Coach Chuck Pagano also seemed interested in getting Gore to the mark. "The most important thing is the win, and then if we can somehow, someway muster up I think it’s 109 yards to have a 1,000-yard rusher, (that would be) icing on the cake," Pagano said. Gore has not rushed for 100 yards yet this season, but he had 86 and two touchdowns in his last meeting with Tennessee. With Josh Freeman or Ryan Lindley under center, the Colts should lean heavily on Gore in a good matchup.
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 10:40:00 AM

Frank Gore rushed 15 times for 85 yards and two touchdowns and caught 2-of-4 targets for ten yards in the Colts' Week 16 win over the Dolphins.

Gore exploited poor tackling by the Dolphins' defense for a 37-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Gore's second TD occurred in the second quarter on a run play after Charlie Whitehurst replaced Matt Hasselbeck (old, body). Gore was largely bottled up in the second half as the Dolphins sold out to eliminate Indy's run game, but the damage was already done in the Colts' 18-12 victory. Still having a long-shot chance at the playoffs, the Colts tentatively expect Andrew Luck (kidney) to return for Week 17 against the lifeless Titans.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 04:07:00 PM

Frank Gore rushed 16 times for 44 yards and caught 1-of-2 passes for 15 yards in the Colts' Week 15 loss to the Texans.

Gore got most of his work early, but fell out of the gameplan in the second half. He didn't have any big plays and was held out of the end-zone for the second straight week. Gore should get an upgrade with Andrew Luck on track to return next week. He'll be an RB2 against Miami's bottom-five run defense.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 04:30:00 PM

Frank Gore rushed 16 times for 60 yards in the Colts' Week 14 loss to the Jaguars.

Gore lost a yard on his lone reception. Gore was ceding touches to Dan Herron and Zurlon Tipton, but still easily led the Colts' backfield in touches. Gore has only two touchdowns over his past eight games. He'll be a workload-based RB2 against the Texans in Week 15.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 05:42:00 PM

Frank Gore rushed 13 times for 45 yards and caught 3-of-5 passes for 49 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's Week 13 loss to the Steelers.

Gore dominated touches with Ahmad Bradshaw sidelined, getting all red-zone and most third-down work. He was rested in the fourth quarter, with Dan Herron and Zurlon Tipton combining for 13 garbage-time snaps. Gore scored the Colts only touchdown on a nine-yard pass in the second quarter. He'll be a mid-range RB2 against Jacksonville in Week 14.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 12:07:00 AM

Colts coach Chuck Pagano admitted Monday that Frank Gore is "beat to crap."

Gore ranks fifth in the NFL in touches, but his effectiveness has waned over the course of his age-32 season. He was seen limping badly on the sideline late in the Colts' Week 11 win over the Falcons, then managed 24 yards on 19 carries in Indy's Week 12 win over the Buccaneers. Gore will be tough to trust as more than a flex option this week against Pittsburgh's stout run defense.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 04:27:00 PM

Frank Gore rushed 19 times for 24 yards and caught 2-of-3 targets for 13 yards in the Colts' Week 12 win over the Bucs.

It's a highly ineffective game from Gore, who might not have been fully healthy. He didn't make any notable plays and managed a long run of just five yards. Gore is averaging less than 3.5 YPC in four straight games and looks to be breaking down. He isn't more than a low-end RB2 for Week 13.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 04:47:00 PM

Frank Gore (knee, quad) is active for Week 12 against the Bucs.

Gore missed some practice time this week, but his status wasn't in doubt. Ahmad Bradshaw is expected to have a bigger workload with him at less than 100 percent. The Colts inactives are QB Andrew Luck, WR Phillip Dorsett, S Mike Adams, ILB Sio Moore, OT Anthony Castonzo, OL Todd Herremans, and LB Bjoern Werner.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 11:40:00 AM

Frank Gore (knee, quad) returned to a full practice Thursday.

Gore was not able to practice Wednesday, but this puts him on track to play. Gore did not look good struggling through his injuries last week, and he could be limited in a tough matchup against the Bucs. With Ahmad Bradshaw taking on a bigger workload, Gore is more of a back-end RB2 this week.
Thu, Nov 26, 2015 12:47:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Andrew Luck
2Scott Tolzien
3Stephen Morris
RB1Frank Gore
2Robert Turbin
3Jordan Todman
4Josh Ferguson
5Trey Williams
GLB1Frank Gore
2Robert Turbin
3RB1Frank Gore
2Jordan Todman
FB1Emil Igwenagu
2Abou Toure
WR11T.Y. Hilton
2Phillip Dorsett
3Josh Boyce
4Joshua Stangby
5Marcus Leak
WR21Donte Moncrief
2Quan Bray
3Brian Tyms
4Mekale McKay
5Danny Anthrop
WR31Phillip Dorsett
TE1Dwayne Allen
2Jack Doyle
3Erik Swoope
4Chase Coffman
5Darion Griswold
LT1Anthony Castonzo
2Le'Raven Clark
3Jeremy Vujnovich
LG1Jack Mewhort
2Joe Haeg
3Isiah Cage
C1Ryan Kelly
2Jonotthan Harrison
3Austin Blythe
RG1Denzelle Good
2Hugh Thornton
3Kitt O'Brien
RT1Joe Reitz
2Kevin Graf
3Mitchell Van Dyk
K1Adam Vinatieri