Running back Frank Gore reeled off the five names in four seconds. Ronnie Brown. Cedric Benson. Cadillac Williams. J.J. Arrington. Eric Shelton. Those were the five running backs selected ahead of Gore in the 2005 draft. And those players helped fuel him through the first eight seasons of his NFL career -- a time in which he became the 49ers' all-time leading rusher with 8,839 rushing yards. These days, Gore also finds inspiration from the No. 30.
Gore turned 30 years earlier this year, and he knows full well that people expect his play to drop off because of his age. "I feel every year it's something with me, I got to overcome everything every year. Coming off a hip injury, will I be able to be the same? When I turned 29, would I be able to be (the same) Frank Gore? Now, I'm 30. I'm going to keep working and training hard."
CSN Bay Area's Managing Editor Nancy Gay joins Jim to talk about Frank Gore's Hall of Fame candidacy, and explains the criteria for being inducted.