Derrick Gore
No. 40 – Kansas City Chiefs
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1994-12-13) December 13, 1994 (age 27)
Syracuse, New York
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:212 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school:Syracuse (NY) Nottingham
College:Alabama (2015–2016)
Louisiana–Monroe (2017–2018)
Undrafted:2019
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2021
Rushing attempts:44
Rushing yards:226
Rushing touchdowns:2
Receptions:8
Receiving yards:105
Receiving touchdowns:0
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Derrick Gore (born December 13, 1994) is an American football running back for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Louisiana–Monroe and Alabama.

College career

Gore began his collegiate career at Coffeyville Community College.[1] He suffered an injury in training camp and missed his freshman season. Following the season, Gore transferred to Alabama after receiving an offer to join the team as a walk-on. He played mostly on special teams as a redshirt freshman as the Crimson tide won the 2015 National Championship[2] As a redshirt sophomore, Gore rushed for 93 yards and one touchdown.[3] After the season Gore announced his intent to transfer from Alabama and ultimately committed to transfer to Louisiana–Monroe for his final two seasons of NCAA eligibility.[4] He led the Warhawks in rushing in both seasons with 585 and 662 yards scored 13 total touchdowns.[5]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
5 ft 9+18 in
(1.76 m)
206 lb
(93 kg)
31+18 in
(0.79 m)
9+34 in
(0.25 m)
4.63 s 1.64 s 2.61 s 4.32 s 7.14 s 34.0 in
(0.86 m)
9 ft 6 in
(2.90 m)
23 reps
All values from Pro Day[6]

Los Angeles Chargers

Gore was signed by the Los Angeles Chargers as an undrafted free agent on July 24, 2019.[7] Gore was released by the team on August 31, 2019, during final roster cuts.[8] Gore was re-signed to the Chargers' practice squad on October 16, 2019, but was waived two days later.[9]

Washington Redskins

Gore was signed to the Washington Redskins practice squad on December 10, 2019.[10]

Los Angeles Chargers (second stint)

Gore was re-signed by the Chargers on May 5, 2020.[11] He was waived at the end of training camp on September 5, 2020.[12] He was re-signed to the Chargers' practice squad on November 16, 2020.[13] The Chargers released Gore on December 4, 2020.[14]

Kansas City Chiefs

Gore signed a reserve/futures contract with the Kansas City Chiefs on February 6, 2021.[15] He was waived by the Chiefs during final roster cuts on August 30, 2021, and was re-signed to their practice squad on September 1[16][17] Gore was signed to the Chiefs active roster on October 12, 2021.[18] He rushed for his first NFL touchdown on November 1, 2021, against the New York Giants on a halfback stretch run to the left front pylon in a 20–17 win.[19] Six weeks after his first score in the NFL and one day before his 27th birthday, Gore turned on the jets for a 51-yard touchdown run to lead Kansas City to a Week 14 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders 48-9.[20]

References

  1. ^ "Former Nottingham player Derrick Gore announces he'll transfer from Alabama". The Post-Standard. January 12, 2017. Retrieved October 13, 2021.
  2. ^ "Nottingham's Derrick Gore helps Alabama win national football championship". The Post-Standard. January 12, 2016. Retrieved October 15, 2021.
  3. ^ Tamurian, Niko (January 11, 2017). "Syracuse native Derrick Gore to transfer from Alabama". CNYCentral.com. Retrieved October 15, 2021.
  4. ^ "Nottingham's Derrick Gore announces where he'll transfer to play college football". The Post-Standard. January 12, 2017. Retrieved October 15, 2021.
  5. ^ "Derrick Gore provides surprise production for NFL KC Chiefs". Kansas City Star. November 2, 2021. Retrieved November 2, 2021.
  6. ^ "Derrick Gore, Louisiana-Monroe, RB, 2019 NFL Draft Scout, NCAA College Football". draftscout.com. Retrieved December 19, 2021.
  7. ^ Peloquin, Steve (July 25, 2019). "Chargers Sign Former ULM RB Derrick Gore". ESPN1420.com. Retrieved October 15, 2021.
  8. ^ "Former Nottingham RB Derrick Gore cut by Chargers". The Post-Standard. August 31, 2019. Retrieved October 15, 2021.
  9. ^ Miller, Jeff (October 16, 2019). "Chargers rookie Drue Tranquill tackles more responsibility at linebacker". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 15, 2021.
  10. ^ Inabinett, Mark (December 10, 2019). "Running back Derrick Gore gets another NFL opportunity". AL.com. Retrieved October 15, 2021.
  11. ^ "Los Angeles Chargers Sign Running Back Derrick Gore". Chargers.com. May 5, 2020. Retrieved October 15, 2021.
  12. ^ "Derrick Gore: Let go by Bolts". CBSSports.com. RotoWire. September 5, 2020. Retrieved October 15, 2021.
  13. ^ "Derrick Gore: Joins Chargers' practice squad". CBSSports.com. RotoWire. November 16, 2020. Retrieved October 15, 2021.
  14. ^ "Derrick Gore: Cut from practice squad". CBSSports.com. RotoWire. December 4, 2020. Retrieved October 15, 2021.
  15. ^ Goldman, Charles (February 6, 2021). "Chiefs sign three players to reserve/future contracts". Chiefs Wire. USA Today. Retrieved October 15, 2021.
  16. ^ Williams, Charean (August 30, 2021). "Report: Chiefs cut Derrick Gore, Wyatt Miller". Profootballtalk.com. NBC Sports. Retrieved October 15, 2021.
  17. ^ "Derrick Gore: Signs with Chiefs' practice squad". CBSSports.com. RotoWire. September 1, 2021. Retrieved October 15, 2021.
  18. ^ Inabinett, Mark (October 12, 2021). "Chiefs bring up Derrick Gore, Prince Tega Wanogho". AL.com. Retrieved October 15, 2021.
  19. ^ Al-Khateeb, Zac (November 2, 2021). "Who is Derrick Gore? Meet Chiefs running back breaking out in Kansas City's backfield". Sporting News. Retrieved November 2, 2021.
  20. ^ "Derrick Gore turns on turbo for 51-yard TD". NFL.com.