Tony Gonzales: American Football

Anthony “Tony” David Gonzales (born: February 27, 1976) is a former American football tight end who played in the NFL. He stands 6’4” and weighs 250 pounds, a classic built for his position. He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round of the NFL Draft in 1997. He played for the Chiefs from 1997-2008 and the Atlanta Falcons from 2009-2013. Tony Gonzales played for the University of California, Berkeley when he was in college, a consensus All-American, where he also played basketball and helped the team reach the Sweet 16. After his retirement in 2013, he became an analyst in CBS’ NFL pre-game show NFL Today.

Greatest Sporting Achievements

Tony Gonzales is a fourteen-time Pro Bowl selection, a ten-time All-Pro, a two-time NFL Alumni Tight End of the Year. He’s the first tight end to ever catch one thousand passes. He’s the Pro Bowl all-time receptions leader (48) and is the tied most Pro Bowl Appearances by any player.

Why Was He So Good?

Gonzales took linebackers using his monster strength and his pure swiftness to run by safeties. He also had the qualified skills, possessing enthusiastic athletic instincts and a strong and competitive attitude.

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