This is post number 1,000 for GorefullBore.
Ok, here is mine
1. Frank Gore (Like my handle didn't tell you that, He is such a powerful runner for a guy who is only 5'9 as well as a versitle reciever out of the back feild. I also love how mentally tough he is overcomming two blown out knees in college and a ton of minor injuries in the pros).
2. Patrick Willis ( We all know he is a stud, and should be a career 49er possible HOF).
3. Vernon Davis (Thankfully after a slow start to his career has become one of the top players at his positon, although he is still a little inconsistant at times catching the ball).
4. Jusin Smith (The guy isn't flashy and doesn't put up huge number, but he goes all out all the time).
5. Mike Iupati ( I loved this pick last year. He had a great rookie year, and should be for us what Larry Allen was for the Boys all those years).
I love Joe, Roger,and Ronnie but being 30 most of what I've seen of them has been on film, so for the purposes of this I am going to leave them off and concentrate of guys I have a greater recollection of seeing play.
1. Jerry Rice (Quite possibly the greatest football player ever. Watching him was like watching Michael Jordan. Tales of his play will be to future generations what stories of Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, or Jim Brown are to ours ).
2. Steve Young (One of the great QB's of all time and just a notch below Joe. Steve Young's play had plenty of magic in it's own right).
3. Bryant Young (B.Y. is truely one of my favorite players in any sport ever. Watching him left me in awe of how he completly dominated interior lineman. If you ask me he was a better player than Warren Sapp, but didn't get his due. I don't know if that was due to the east coast bias or what, but he was truely an elite player and a pleasure to watch).
4. Tom Rathman ( This guy was such a tough blue collar guy. The way he was used in the WCO showed how the FB could be a position to be utilized, and really gave me a great appreciation for the FB positon).
5. Garrison Hearst ( In the late 90's early 2000's he was probably my favorite player. He was such an explosive exciting player. I also love how he overcame adversity to salvage his career after it appeared that he was going to be a bust. What he did 15 years ago (Wow has it been that long already?) is kind of like what Thomas Jones has done this decade).