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4. Tony Gonzalez

Tony Gonzalez is arguably the greatest Tight End in NFL history and even if you don’t agree with that you can’t dispute that he was the most successful in terms of offensive potency.

Not every NFL Tight End is used as a regular offensive weapon but Gonzalez certainly changed the way people thought of how to use the position.  In his third season in the league Gonzalez would be named a First Team All Pro, the first of what would be five selections as a Kansas City Chief.  Gonzalez would shatter the career record of receptions by a Tight End and would actually the lead the NFL in that stat in 2004 when he caught 102 passes for a career high 1,258 Yards.

As a member of the Kansas City Chiefs, he would go to nine Pro Bowls and catch 916 passes for 10,940 Yards and 76 Touchdowns.

Gonzalez would be traded to the Atlanta Falcons where he would play another five seasons, four of which would see him named to the Pro Bowl.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Tight End
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 13th Overall, 4/19/97.
  • Departed: Traded to the Atlanta Falcons for an undisclosed Draft Pick 4/23/09.
  • Games Played: 190
  • Notable Statistics:

    174 Games Started

    916 Receptions

    10,940 Receiving Yards

    76 Receiving Touchdowns

    2 Rushing Attempts

    14 Rushing Yards
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    First Team All Pro Selection (1999, 2000, 2001, 2003 & 2008)

    Second Team All Pro Selection (2002, 2004, 2006 & 2007)

    Pro Bowl (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 & 2008)

    Most Receptions (2004)
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