Biggs: Gore added to NFC Pro Bowl roster
San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore has been named to the NFC Pro Bowl team, the one that will look a lot different after a host of Saints or Vikings have to back out of the game following Sunday’s title game. Then, of course, there will be the players from the losing team this weekend that decide they’re just not up to playing a week after having their season ended too.
But that takes us away from Gore, who is a deserving pick and was the first alternate when St. Louis’ Steven Jackson backed out of the game. Gore is going home to play in the game. The Coral Gables High graduate and University of Miami product has never played in Miami as a professional.
“It’s amazing. It’s the first time that I will get to play in Miami since I left,” Gore said. “Last year, I couldn’t play because I was injured and now God blessed me to play this year. To be in the Pro Bowl, it means a lot. I felt that missing some games this season, and to still be able to make a special game like this is a great opportunity. All I can say is that it’s a blessing.”
Gore rushed for 1,120 yards this season and scored 13 touchdowns. He became the first 49ers running back to ever have three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons.
This is his second Pro Bowl appearance. He will join three teammates—tight end Vernon Davis, linebacker Patrick Willis and punter Andy Lee.
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