49ers' Gore kept hope through all the adversity

Updated: January 28, 2013, 9:44 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS -- Ray Rice has known nothing but winning since he came into the NFL.

For Frank Gore, it took a while.

Two running backs with contrasting styles and story lines will be on display at this Super Bowl, but they have one thing in common -- plenty of respect for each other.

"To battle through what he's been through? He's a warrior," Rice said Monday evening, shortly after the Baltimore Ravens arrived in the Big Easy. "Hats off to my man Frank."

Gore, the leading ...

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