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Anthony David Gonzalez (born February 27, 1976) is a former American football tight end.wikipedia
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Pro Football Hall of Fame

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Gonzalez was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August 2019, his first year of eligibility.
The Hall of Fame class of 2019 (Tony Gonzalez, Ed Reed, Champ Bailey, Ty Law, Kevin Mawae, Pat Bowlen, Gil Brandt, and Johnny Robinson) were selected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame by a 48-member selection committee and announced on February 2, 2019.

Kansas City Chiefs

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He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round of the 1997 NFL Draft, where he played for 12 seasons, until being traded to the Atlanta Falcons, where he played for 5 seasons.
The Chiefs selected tight end Tony Gonzalez with the 13th overall selection in the 1997 NFL Draft, a move which some considered to be a gamble being that Gonzalez was primarily a basketball player at California.

Atlanta Falcons

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He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round of the 1997 NFL Draft, where he played for 12 seasons, until being traded to the Atlanta Falcons, where he played for 5 seasons.
Jones, along with teammates Tony Gonzalez and Roddy White, have since been dubbed Atlanta's "Big Three" (based on their total number of reception yards).

California Golden Bears men's basketball

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Gonzalez also continued his basketball career at Cal. In his junior year, he played in 28 games, averaging 6.8 points and 5.4 rebounds per game as California made it to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Basketball Tournament.
Cal achieved much better success in the 1990s, qualifying for the NCAA tournament five times with future NBA players Jason Kidd (the Golden Bears all-time assists leader) and Lamond Murray, as well as future perennial All-Pro NFL tight end Tony Gonzalez in the early and mid 1990's and Sean Lampley and Shareef Abdur-Rahim in the late 1990s.

Jason Witten

Gonzalez's single-season record of 102 receptions by a tight end stood for 8 years, until it was broken by Jason Witten during the 2012 season.
Witten ranks second in all-time career receptions and receiving yards by an NFL tight end, trailing only Tony Gonzalez.

2007 Kansas City Chiefs season

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In 2007, Gonzalez continued his productivity in spite of the generally poor play of the Chiefs' offense.
The Chiefs' off-season began with turmoil over the contract of Tony Gonzalez, and the long-term status of Trent Green in Kansas City.

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Anthony David Gonzalez (born February 27, 1976) is a former American football tight end.
Tony Gonzalez and Antonio Gates, who both played basketball in college, pushed the position toward near wide receiver speed and power forward basketball skills.

Shannon Sharpe

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On October 14, 2007, Gonzalez broke the career touchdown reception record for tight ends previously held by Shannon Sharpe, as well as passing Ozzie Newsome for second in career receiving yards for a tight end.
He played 12 seasons for the Broncos (1990–1999, 2002–2003) and two with the Ravens (2000–2001), winning three Super Bowls and finishing his career as the NFL’s all-time leader in receptions (815), receiving yards (10,060) and receiving touchdowns (62) by a tight end, until Tony Gonzalez and Jason Witten surpassed all three of those records.

Huntington Beach High School

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Gonzalez attended Huntington Beach High School in Huntington Beach, California, where he lettered in football and basketball.

Torrance, California

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Gonzalez was born in Torrance, California, and was raised by his mother, Judy, who worked two jobs to support the family.

Merlin Olsen

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It was his 14th and final Pro Bowl appearance, tying him with Bruce Matthews, Merlin Olsen, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady for the most selections for the game.
This record of 14 seasons selected to play in the Pro Bowl, consecutive or otherwise, is shared with current New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, former offensive lineman Bruce Matthews, former tight end Tony Gonzalez, and former quarterback Peyton Manning.

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He also is third all-time in receptions with 1,325, trailing only wide receivers Jerry Rice and Larry Fitzgerald.
In a Week 4 27–10 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, he passed Tony Gonzalez for second-most career receptions in NFL history.

1997 NFL Draft

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He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round of the 1997 NFL Draft, where he played for 12 seasons, until being traded to the Atlanta Falcons, where he played for 5 seasons.

Pro Bowl

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It was his 14th and final Pro Bowl appearance, tying him with Bruce Matthews, Merlin Olsen, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady for the most selections for the game. Gonzalez, a 14-time Pro Bowl selection, holds the NFL record for total receiving yards (15,127) by a tight end. He would later be named a second alternate for the Pro Bowl that season, and was added to the roster when San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis declined the invitation.
Five players share the record of having been invited to 14 Pro Bowls, the first being Merlin Olsen, followed by Bruce Matthews, Tony Gonzalez, Peyton Manning, and most recently Tom Brady.

Huntington Beach, California

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Gonzalez attended Huntington Beach High School in Huntington Beach, California, where he lettered in football and basketball.

2006 Kansas City Chiefs season

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Starting late in 2006, Gonzalez began to close in on numerous team and league receiving records.
Tight end Tony Gonzalez caught his first touchdown pass of the season and helped bring the score to 20–10.

Vernon Davis

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He would later be named a second alternate for the Pro Bowl that season, and was added to the roster when San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis declined the invitation.
He finished his college career with 1,371 yards on 83 receptions for 16.5 yards per catch, the best average of any first round tight end ever and more yards than other previous high first round tight ends such as Tony Gonzalez, Jeremy Shockey, Kyle Brady, and Kellen Winslow II.

2008 Kansas City Chiefs season

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In week 4 of the 2008 season, Gonzalez became NFL all-time leader in receiving yards for a tight end with 10,064, surpassing Shannon Sharpe.
The Chiefs would respond with rookie QB Tyler Thigpen completing a 2-yard TD pass to TE Tony Gonzalez, Kansas City executed a two-point conversion pass to rookie FB Mike Cox to make them within 8 points with just over five minutes remaining.

2010 Atlanta Falcons season

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The Falcons traded their second round pick to the Kansas City Chiefs after trading for tight end Tony Gonzalez, and their seventh round pick to the St. Louis Rams for cornerback Tye Hill.

2003 Kansas City Chiefs season

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Two members of the offensive line have been inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Will Shields and Willie Roaf, as well as the tight end from the team, Tony Gonzalez.

Matt Ryan (American football)

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In his first regular season game with Atlanta against the Miami Dolphins, Gonzalez caught a touchdown pass from Matt Ryan and became the 21st player, and the first tight end, in NFL history with 11,000 receiving yards.
He threw two touchdowns in the Pro Bowl, one to Tony Gonzalez and the other to Larry Fitzgerald.

NFL Top 100 Players of 2011

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On the NFL Top 100 Players of 2011, he was ranked 46th by his fellow players.

NFL Top 100 Players of 2013

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His fellow players ranked him 47th on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2013.

NFL Top 100 Players of 2012

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He was named to the Pro Bowl and was ranked 53rd among his peers on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2012.

2009 Atlanta Falcons season

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In the third quarter, the Falcons continued their stellar play as Ryan completed a 20-yard touchdown pass to tight end Tony Gonzalez (with a failed PAT).