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Tony Gonzalez

Tony Gonzalez - #88 - TE

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 5"/ 247 lbs.
Birthday 02/27/1976
Birthplace Torrance, CA
College California
Years played 17
Drafted 1997, 1st round, 13th pick by Chiefs

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Rec Yds TD
93 930 8

What was, and what may be …

Posted Jan. 12, 2011 @ 3:32 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk offers his unique insight into each of the four divisional-round playoff games for this coming weekend.

Packers-Falcons matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Jan. 12, 2011 @ 2:11 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the second of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ divisional playoff game against No. 1 seed Atlanta at the Georgia Dome Saturday evening.

Unassuming Mike Smith has Falcons soaring

Posted Jan. 12, 2011 @ 9:26 a.m. ET
Mike Smith has gone from a little-known NFL assistant to the leader of one of the league's more consistent winners with a steady, upbeat and humble approach.

Packers-Falcons matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Jan. 11, 2011 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the first of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ divisional playoff game against No. 1 seed Atlanta at the Georgia Dome Saturday evening.

Mularkey postpones interview with Broncos

Posted Jan. 06, 2011 @ 2:03 p.m. ET
If the Broncos want Mike Mularkey as their head coach, they are going to have to wait until the Falcons are eliminated from the playoffs.

Smith says Ryan, Bryant Falcons’ most valuable players

Posted Jan. 05, 2011 @ 7:54 p.m. ET
After finishing 13-3 and clinching the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs, head coach Mike Smith was not short on good options to choose from when PFW asked him who he considered to be the team's MVP of ...

Falcons playoff primer

Posted Jan. 04, 2011 @ 9:55 p.m. ET
PFW examines the Falcons as they prepare for the playoffs, identifying the keys to the offense and the defense, a player to watch, and what they have to do to win the Super Bowl.

Broncos, Browns to interview Falcons OC Mularkey

Posted Jan. 04, 2011 @ 3:23 p.m. ET
The Broncos and Browns will interview Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey this week for their vacant head-coaching positions.

Falcons clinch No. 1 seed in NFC

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
Eric Weems had a 55-yard punt return for a touchdown and the Falcons put a decisive stamp on the NFC South title and home-field advantage in the playoffs by beating Carolina 31-10 on Sunday.

Chiefs continue worst-to-first trend

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 11:39 a.m. ET
Since 2002, the NFL has produced at least one team every season that has gone from fourth place one year to first the following year, with Kansas City being the latest example this season.

DT Babineaux an underappreciated force for Falcons

Posted Dec. 30, 2010 @ 9:15 p.m. ET
Falcons DT Jonathan Babineaux is on pace to finish with fewer sacks and tackles than he did in 2009, but a longtime team observer said the sixth-year veteran is having his best season yet by far.

Falcons dominate NFC Pro Bowl squad

Posted Dec. 28, 2010 @ 7:57 p.m. ET
Michael Vick will start at quarterback for the NFC squad, just one year after serving as a backup QB in Philadelphia and two years after being in prison. Although Vick beat out Matt Ryan, who will back up Vick in ...

Falcons’ goals still within reach after loss to Saints

Posted Dec. 28, 2010 @ 10:27 a.m. ET
While the Falcons suffered a tough loss at home Monday night to the division-rival Saints, they shouldn't allow their confidence to be shaken much.

Brees shakes off INTs; Saints edge Falcons

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 11:59 p.m. ET
Drew Brees shook off two fourth-quarter interceptions, throwing a 6-yard touchdown pass to Jimmy Graham with 3:24 remaining that gave New Orleans a 17-14 victory over the Atlanta Falcons and clinched a return to the playoffs for the defending ...

Postseason success next hurdle for Falcons' Ryan

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 12:58 a.m. ET
Matt Ryan has gone from being counted among a small group of promising, young signalcallers still trying to find their way to the much-improved leader of one of the league's best teams.

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Posted March 12, 2013
Gonzalez, who has more catches than any tight end in NFL history, announced Tuesday he is returning to the Falcons for the 2013 season.||||||| Gonzalez said during the season he was 95 percent sure he would retire after the 2012 season. His productive season made it difficult to stick with the retirement plan. Gonzalez, who turned 37 last month, led the Falcons with 93 catches for 930 yards and eight touchdowns. Each total set a high for his four seasons in Atlanta. He added 14 catches for 129 yards and two touchdowns in the team's two postseason games.
Posted Jan. 21, 2013
Gonzalez caught eight passes for 78 yards and a TD in Sunday conference title game loss.||||||| The 36-year-old Gonzalez still has a 13th Pro Bowl to play in, but after spending the season saying he was 95 percent certain he'll retire, he sounded like he's now at 100 percent.
Posted Nov. 12, 2012
Gonzalez finished with 11 catches for 122 yards and two scores during Sunday's 31-27 loss at New Orleans.||||||| With 101 TD receptions, Gonzalez is the first tight end to reach triple digits. He leads his position with 617 yards this season.
Posted Oct. 08, 2012
Gonzalez caught 13 passes for 123 yards and a touchdown Sunday at Washington.||||||| Gonzalez continues to shine at age 36 and should be a started in all fantasy formats.
Posted Sept. 24, 2012
Gonzalez hauled in nine receptions for 91 yards and another touchdown during Sunday's 27-3 win at San Diego.||||||| Gonzalez is averaging 71.3 yards and has scored in each of Atlanta's first three games. He remains one of quarterback Matt Ryan's favorite targets and should continue to produce at a high level all season.

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