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Raheem Mostert Sets Sights on Living Up to a 49ers Great

Jason Schandl
Raheem Mostert is modeling his game on an all-time 49ers great.
Raheem Mostert is modeling his game on an all-time 49ers great. / Focus On Sport/Getty Images

The San Francisco 49ers certainly earned their reputation as a run-first football team in the 2019 postseason. Across three playoff games they racked up 612 yards on the ground to just 401 through the air.

A big part of this surge was the emergence of journeyman running back Raheem Mostert, who ran for 336 yards on 53 postseason carries. It's no wonder Mostert did so much with that big workload, as he is working to model his approach on that of an all-time great Niners running back.

Frank Gore may be spending his twilight years in the AFC East, but he was an absolute workhorse in San Francisco. Across 10 seasons, Gore racked up 2,442 carries and 342 receptions, amassing 13,956 yards from scrimmage.

Mostert is certainly in a crowded backfield, with Tevin Coleman and Jerick McKinnon both vying for touches, but it's hard to imagine an offensive mind like Kyle Shanahan won't find a way to keep Mostert heavily involved in the 2020 season.

Whatever the gameplan is, it sounds like Mostert will be more than ready to do his part. It has to excite 49ers fans that he's modeling his game after one of the franchise greats.

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