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Tony Gonzalez (American football)

Tony Gonzalez (tight end)
Tony Gonzalez at the 2005 Pro Bowl.
NameTony Gonzalez
CaptionTony Gonzalez at the 2005 Pro Bowl.
CurrentteamAtlanta Falcons
Currentnumber88
CurrentpositionplainTight end
Birth DateFebruary 27, 1976(age 40)
Birth PlaceTorrance, California
Heightft6
Heightin5
Weight243
Debutyear1997
DebutteamKansas City Chiefs
CollegeCalifornia
Draftyear1997
Draftround1
Draftpick13
Pastteams * Kansas City Chiefs (1997 2008) * Atlanta Falcons (2009 present)
StatusActive
Highlights * 11× Pro Bowl selection (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010) * 9× All-Pro selection (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007 2008) * 2× NFL Alumni Tight End of the Year (2000, 2003) * First tight end to ever catch 1000 passes * Pro Bowl All-Time leader in Receptions (42) * Pro Bowl All-Time leader in Touchdowns (6) * NFL 2000s All-Decade Team * List of records
Statseason2010
Statlabel1Receptions
Statvalue11,069
Statlabel4Receiving yards
Statvalue412,209
Statlabel5Receiving average
Statvalue511.7
Statlabel6Receiving TDs
Statvalue688
NflGON587645

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Anthony "Tony" David Gonzalez (born February 27, 1976), nicknamed "Gonzo", is a tight end for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round of the 1997 NFL Draft. He played college football at Cal.

Gonzalez, an eleven-time Pro Bowl selection, currently holds the NFL records for single season receptions (102, in 2004) by a tight end, career touchdowns by a tight end (88), career receptions by a tight end (1,069), and reception yards by a tight end (11,842). Kansas City radio announcer and Hall of Fame quarterback Len Dawson stated that Gonzalez is "the greatest tight end of all time".


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