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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

Gonzalez says he's returning to Falcons

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 5 p.m. ET
Tony Gonzalez, who has more catches than any tight end in NFL history, announced Tuesday he is returning to the Falcons in 2013.

Mike Smith sees lots of Falcons in Chiefs

Posted July 12, 2012 @ 3:33 p.m. ET
Falcons head coach Mike Smith sees a lot of similarities between his team and the Chiefs, their Week One opponent in Kansas City.

Falcons TE Gonzalez indicates 2012 season will be his last

Posted Feb. 02, 2012 @ 1:55 p.m. ET
Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez indicated Thursday that the 2012 season will be his last. He made the remark, which echoed similar statements, as he noted, in an ESPN chat on Facebook.

Extending Gonzalez an easy call for Falcons

Posted Jan. 06, 2012 @ 6:23 p.m. ET
The Falcons moved swiftly to extend Tony Gonzalez's contract through 2012 once he made the decision to play for at least one more year.

Falcons sign TE Gonzalez to one-year extension

Posted Jan. 01, 2012 @ 12:54 p.m. ET
The Falcons signed TE Tony Gonzalez to a one-year contract extension, the team confirmed Sunday.

Week 14 fantasy tips: TEs

Posted Dec. 08, 2011 @ 6:10 p.m. ET
The PFW staff brings you its Week 14 fantasy football tips at tight end, giving you the inside track on your WDIS decisions, including what to expect from Tony Gonzalez.

L.T. moving up the all-time yards-from-scrimmage list

Posted Nov. 19, 2011 @ 3:29 p.m. ET
This week's "NFList" looks at the top seven active players in yards gained from scrimmage, led by RB LaDainian Tomlinson, who earned most of his yards as a Charger.

Jimmy Graham: Only the beginning

Posted Nov. 15, 2011 @ 1:57 p.m. ET
Jimmy Graham has emerged as the most dynamic tight end in the NFL this season, a remarkable feat considering he only played one year of college football.

Week 10 matchups to exploit or avoid

Posted Nov. 09, 2011 @ 11:58 a.m. ET
William Del Pilar studied the Week 10 matchups and warns you to avoid players such as Pierre Thomas while exploiting Maurice Jones-Drew and Santonio Holmes.

Del Pilar's Digest: TE busts

Posted Aug. 26, 2011 @ 9:27 p.m. ET
Would Redskins TE Chris Cooley qualify as a potential bust? Yes, says William Del Pilar, who also identifies a pair of tight ends he considers overvalued in most drafts.

Falcons TE Gonzalez prepares for life after football

Posted July 05, 2011 @ 10:12 a.m. ET
Heading into his 15th NFL season, Tony Gonzalez says there's only one thing that will guarantee this will be his last year in the league — a Super Bowl title.

Gonzalez: Ryan ready to join rare category of QBs

Posted July 02, 2011 @ 10:59 a.m. ET
Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez tells PFW there's no doubt in his mind that Matt Ryan is capable of leading Atlanta to a title this season.

Draft Dose: Who needs a tight end?

Posted March 28, 2011 @ 9:16 a.m. ET
What teams in this year's draft could be in the market for a tight end like Notre Dame's Kyle Rudolph? The Broncos are one team that figures to be on the lookout after releasing veteran TE Daniel Graham.

Saints' Graham makes Shockey more expendable

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 12:34 a.m. ET
In light of the late-season contributions of rookie TE Jimmy Graham, it doesn't appear that veteran TE Jeremy Shockey will return to New Orleans after his contract expires at the end of next season, according to NFC South Whispers.

Gonzalez has retirement thoughts

Posted Dec. 25, 2010 @ 5:20 p.m. ET
Tony Gonzalez recently became the first player in NFL history with 60 or more receptions in 12 consecutive seasons. His Falcons are 12-2 and appear to be on track to becoming the top seed in the NFC playoffs. Yet the ...

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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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