Tony Gonzalez 2019 NFL Hall of Fame nominee

Former Chiefs Tight End Tony Gonzalez along with, Ed Reed, London Fletcher among 2019 NFL hall of fame nominees.

Posted: Sep 13, 2018 1:42 PM
Updated: Sep 13, 2018 1:53 PM

(KANSAS CITY)- Tony Gonzalez played 17 seasons in the NFL, and was drafted 13th overall back in 1997 by the Kansas City Chiefs. Gonzalez also was a two sports athlete in college at the University of California playing football and basketball with also getting NBA looks from the Miami Heat.

For his career he tallied 15,127 yards with 111 touchdowns, and made first team all pro six different times, with being selected to become a member of the decade team from 2000-2010.

Gonzalez spent his first 12 years with the Kansas City Chiefs accumlating 10,940 yards with 76 touchdowns, and being selected to the Pro-Bowl 10 out of his 12 years as a Chief with being a five time first team all pro. 

After electing not to resign with the Chiefs after the 2008 season in search for a Superbowl, he decided to take his talents to Atlanta to become a Falcon where he spent the remainder of his career.

In his five years as a Falcon, Gonzalez still performed at a high level averaging 10 yards per catch with gaining 4,187 yards and 35 touchdowns. His play still managed to get him selected to the Pro-Bowl four times, and being a first team all pro in 2012, then officially retiring in 2013. 

Tony Gonzalez is part of a group that will also feature Safety Ed Reed, Defensive back Champ Bailey, and Linebacker London Fletcher who are all first-year eligable players among the 102 modern-era nominees for the class of 2019 for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. 

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