As Jets running back Frank Gore gets ready for his 16th NFL season his son reached a football milestone of his own. Gore’s son, Frank Gore Jr., played in his first college football game for the University of Southern Mississippi over the weekend. Gore Jr. carried the ball 12 times for 32 yards in his college debut, a 32-21 loss against South Alabama.
Gore, who turned 37 in May, said watching his son play made him emotional.
“I shed a tear, I was very happy,” Gore said. “I was a young parent, I had him when I was leaving high school. I always knew he wanted to play ball. Since he was like two or three years old he was out there in the yard playing football and I’m just blessed that he’s been staying on the right path, getting his grades and he got a chance to play college football. It was a great feeling.”
Even though Gore is one of the longest tenured players in the NFL, this season is a first for him as well — his first as a member of the Jets.