New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Tight end Tony Gonzalez, who has already
announced his retirement following 17 stellar seasons, has one more game left
Gonzalez will suit up one more time to represent the Atlanta Falcons at the
Pro Bowl on Sunday. He was named as a replacement for San Francisco 49ers
tight end Vernon Davis.
This is the 14th Pro Bowl selection for Gonzalez, who was named to the squad
for a fourth consecutive season. He had 83 receptions for 859 yards and eight
touchdowns in 16 games this past season.
In 2013, Gonzalez (210) joined Jerry Rice (274) as the only players in NFL
history to catch at least one pass in 200 straight games. He also joined Rice
as the only players in NFL history with 16 50-catch seasons.
Originally a 13th-round pick of the Chiefs back in 1997, Gonzalez made his
debut for Kansas City later that year. He departed following the 2008 campaign
having totaled team records of 916 catches, 10,940 yards and 76 touchdowns,
along with 26 games of at least 100 yards receiving. The California product
exits the game as the lone tight end in NFL annals to produce four 1,000-yard
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