Dolphins running back Frank Gore passes Barry Sanders in scrimmage yards
Frank Gore continues climbing up the NFL record books.
With his 7-yard rush in the third quarter Sunday against the New York Jets, Gore moved to sixth in NFL history in yards from scrimmage with 18,196 yards. He passed Hall of Famer Barry Sanders, who finished his 10-year career with 18,190 yards.
Gore has started every game this year for Miami and has 498 yards from scrimmage this year (430 rushing, 68 receiving) as of that third-quarter rush.
Gore, in the middle of his 14th season in the NFL, has recorded at least 1,200 yards from scrimmage every year except for his rookie season in 2005.
With seven-plus regular-season games remaining, Gore could easily pass former Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson (18,456) and move up to No. 5 all-time by the end of the year.
In Week 2, also against the Jets, Gore passed Curtis Martin to move into fourth place on the NFL’s all-time rushing list.