INDIANAPOLIS – Running back Frank Gore moved up a spot on the NFL’s all-time rushing list on Sunday against his former team.
Gore, 34, gained nine yards on a first-quarter rushing attempt against the 49ers to move past Eric Dickerson and into seventh place in NFL history.
Gore entered the game with 13,256 rushing yards in 13 NFL seasons. Dickerson gained 13,259 yards in 11 seasons with the Los Angeles Rams, Indianapolis, L.A. Raiders and Atlanta.
Gore is in his third season with the Colts after playing his first 10 NFL seasons with the 49ers. Gore ranks as the 49ers’ all-time leading rusher with 11,073 yards. The game Sunday was the first time Gore has played against his former team.
The 49ers selected Gore with the first pick of the third round in the 2005 draft.
Gore entered the day just 406 yards away from Jerome Bettis for No. 6, and 428 yards behind LaDainian Tomlinson for No. 5 on the all-time list.
All-time NFL leading rushers
1, Emmitt Smith 18,355 (1990-2004)
2, Walter Payton 16,726 (1975-1987)
3, Barry Sanders 15,269 (1989-1998)
4, Curtis Martin 14,101 (1995-2005)
5, LaDainian Tomlinson 13,684 (2001-2011)
6, Jerome Bettis 13,662 (1993-2005)
7, Eric Dickerson 13,259 (1983-1993)
*8, Frank Gore 13,256 (2005-current)
9, Tony Dorsett 12,739 (1977-1988)
10, Jim Brown 12,312 (1957-1965)
*-Entering Sunday’s game.