There is still two games left in the season and I considered holding off and waiting on this tribute but with the way this season is going I doubt Mr. Gonzalez will be breaking too many more records. So I went ahead and threw this together.
What can be said that hasn't been said already? The guy is the best tight end to ever step foot on a football field. It is pretty much fact. So as a tribute to Anthony David "Tony" Gonzalez and his contribution to the Kansas City Cheifs, Atlanta Falcons, and football in general I have put this together. A mix of facts and pictures and tidbits of a living legend.
First I present to you a through biography written at jackbio.com, Tony Gonzalez Bio. It is fairly lengthy but for anybody that has ever wondered about some of his background here it is.
I will also throw out a few pages with stats and what not, you can pick the page you feel is most accurate or just skim through them all:
And for good measure the Pro Football Reference stats Pro Football Reference Tony Gonzalez
Moving on I thought I could throw in some of good interviews with Tony. These are actually pretty abundant. I assume he is ramping up for the second part of his career, where in he can sit back and talk. He earned it so here is a sneak peak at some camera time with Tony:
This one is really cool NFL on FOX interview by his son
A tidbit from a really funny site FunnyorDie Ben Schwartz Interview
Lastly I thought I would leave you with a small sample of some good pictures of Tony throughout his career.
The list wouldn't be complete without some Cheifs photos:
Now some from his career with his Falcons:
Lastly some non-football pictures:
Like I said this isn't the last you have seen of Tony, by far. Also this list of photos shouldn't be done either. I am sure the Falcons plan on making his last game a memorable one. My hat goes off to a man among boys, a first class act right up until the end, the one and only Tony Gonzalez.