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Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Tony Gonzalez

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Some teams just don’t make good use of the Tight End which is hard to imagine because you could have a very good player not being used. It’s a good thing that both the Kansas City Chiefs and the Atlanta Falcon made great use of their Tight End otherwise we fans would have missed out on Tony Gonzalez.

He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round of the 1997 NFL Draft. Gonzalez, a fourteen-time Pro Bowl selection, currently holds the NFL records for touchdown receptions (111) and total receiving yards (15,127) by a tight end. He also is second all time in receptions with 1,325. Gonzalez was known for his durability, missing only two games in his seventeen-year career. Since the start of the 2000 season, Gonzalez had 1,145 receptions and only one fumble, making him one of the most sure handed players of all time.

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday spotlights…Tony Gonzalez.

NFL records

  • Career receiving yards for a tight end (15,127)
  • Career receptions for a tight end (1,325)
  • Career touchdown receptions for a tight end (111) (T-1st with Antonio Gates)
  • Most seasons with 1,000+ receiving yards by a tight end (4)
  • Most consecutive seasons with 2+ touchdowns (17) – 1997–2013
  • Most consecutive seasons with 2+ touchdown receptions (17) – 1997–2013
  • Most consecutive seasons with 20+ receptions (17) – 1997–2013
  • Most consecutive seasons with 30+ receptions (17) – 1997–2013
  • Most consecutive seasons with 40+ receptions (16) – 1998–2013
  • Most consecutive seasons with 50+ receptions (16) – 1998–2013
  • Most consecutive seasons with 60+ receptions (15) – 1999–2013
  • Most consecutive seasons with 70+ receptions (11) – 2003–2013
  • Most seasons with 70+ receptions (14) – 1999–2001, 2003–2013
  • Most consecutive seasons with 500+ yards receiving (16) – 1998–2013
  • Most consecutive seasons with 600+ yards receiving (16) – 1998–2013
  • Most consecutive seasons with 500+ yards from scrimmage (16) – 1998–2013
  • Most consecutive seasons with 600+ yards from scrimmage (16) – 1998–2013
  • Most consecutive seasons with 500+ all purpose yards (16) – 1998–2013
  • Most consecutive seasons with 600+ all purpose yards (16) – 1998–2013
  • Most Pro Bowl selections (tied) (14)
  • Pro Bowl All-Time leader in Receptions (42)
  • Pro Bowl All-Time leader in Touchdowns (6)
  • Most seasons with over 1,000 yards receiving by a tight end (4)
  • Second Most consecutive starts by a tight end (120)
  • Second most receptions in a career
  • Second most consecutive games with a reception (211)

Chiefs franchise records

  • Most career receiving yards (10,940)
  • Most career receiving touchdowns (76)
  • Most yards from scrimmage (10,954)
  • Most receptions in a season (102, 2007)
  • Most career seasons with 1,000 yards receiving (4)

Career statistics

Year Team G Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
1997 Kansas City 16 33 368 11.1 30 2
1998 Kansas City 16 59 621 10.5 32 2
1999 Kansas City 15 76 849 11.2 73 11
2000 Kansas City 16 93 1,203 12.9 39 9
2001 Kansas City 16 73 917 12.6 36 6
2002 Kansas City 16 63 773 12.3 42 7
2003 Kansas City 16 71 916 12.9 67 10
2004 Kansas City 16 102 1,258 12.3 32 7
2005 Kansas City 16 78 905 11.6 39 2
2006 Kansas City 15 73 900 12.3 57 5
2007 Kansas City 16 99 1,172 11.8 31 5
2008 Kansas City 16 96 1,058 11.0 35 10
2009 Atlanta 16 83 867 10.4 27 6
2010 Atlanta 16 70 656 9.4 34 6
2011 Atlanta 16 80 875 10.9 30 7
2012 Atlanta 16 93 930 10.0 25 8
2013 Atlanta 16 83 859 10.3 25 8
Total 270 1,325 15,127 11.4 73 111
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3 Comments

  1. Cayman Thorn says:

    Wow! I didn’t realize just how prolific the dude was.

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