This weekend, the Gore family gathered in their hometown of Coconut Grove, Florida to celebrate the 100th birthday of Troy Gore, the great-grandfather of the 49ers running back and one-time NFC rushing champion Frank Gore.
Troy Gore has helped raise four generations of Gore young ones, all in the Coconut Grove area where he relocated in 1950. Coconut Grove is a neighborhood of Miami, and Frank Gore, of course, attended The U.
Plus they've got another potential football star there in Troy Gore's lineage. Frank's young cousin and also Troy's great-grandson, Jakhari Gore, is a high school junior and one of Florida's most highly-recruited running backs who will hit the NCAA in 2010.
''He is in excellent health,'' Jakhari's mom Sabrina Gore told the Miami Herald, describing Troy Gore as he reaches the ripe young age of 100. "His memory is still great, he was looking around (during the birthday service) because Frank was late and he was wondering where he was."
Every Sunday in Autumn, we root for Frank Gore to hit the century mark. Hope it's as easy for Frank as it is for his great-granddad.
Joe Kukura is a freelance writer who think his invite to this birthday party must have gotten lost in the mail.