Tony Gonzalez

All-american College Football Player + Professional Football Player + Tight End
Born Feb 27, 1976

Anthony David Gonzalez is an American football tight end for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of California, Berkeley, and was recognized as an All-American. He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round of the 1997 NFL Draft.… Read More

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    CBS News - 6 days ago
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    LATimes - Oct 25, 2016
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    Chicago Times - Sep 04, 2016


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Tony Gonzalez.


1976 Birth Born on February 27, 1976.


He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round of the 1997 NFL Draft. … Read More
1998 - 1999 2 More Events
2003 27 Years Old From 2003 to 2006, Gonzalez was the most productive tight end in the NFL. … Read More
2004 28 Years Old His best season statistically came in 2004, when he caught an NFL record (for a tight end) 102 passes for 1,258 yards and seven touchdowns. … Read More


2006 30 Years Old 1 More Event
Starting late in 2006, Gonzalez began to close in on numerous team and league receiving records.
In 2007, Gonzalez continued his productivity in spite of the generally poor play of the Chiefs' offense. … Read More
2008 - 2009 2 More Events
Gonzalez was traded to the Atlanta Falcons in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft on April 23, 2009. … Read More
2011 35 Years Old 1 More Event
During the NFL lockout in 2011, Gonzalez contemplated retiring rather than sitting out an entire season and waiting to play in 2012. … Read More
In the 2012 season opener, Gonzalez played in Arrowhead Stadium against the Chiefs for the first time in his career which ended with a Falcons' victory.
2013 37 Years Old 1 More Event
But on March 12, 2013, on his Twitter page, he said, "I'm happy to say that after speaking with my family, I'm coming back." … Read More
2014 38 Years Old He was the grand marshal of the 2014 Huntington Beach Fourth of July Parade. … Read More
2015 39 Years Old 1 More Event
In March 2015, Gonzalez began hosting "You Can't Lick Your Elbow", a show on the National Geographic Channel.
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