Tony Gonzalez plans to retire after Week 17 against the Carolina Panthers. The former Chief and five-year Atlanta Falcon is a lock for the Hall of Fame, and while he'll be better remembered by many for the decade-plus he spent in Kansas City, he'll always be one of the most popular men in town here.
I collected some fond memories from Falcons fans on Twitter below. Share yours in the comments.
"@TheFalcoholic: What is your favorite memory of Tony Gonzalez in a Falcons jersey?" Every single dunk through the field goal.— Karista Smith (@KaristaLenee) December 26, 2013
@TheFalcoholic The touchdown vs. Seattle in the playoffs last year. Then him crying after the win. That will stick with me forever!— ✨Dani m0e✨ (@danim0) December 26, 2013
@TheFalcoholic his bathroom selfie at Smith's Old Bar during the Hackensaw Boys show.— Jim Nero (@jimlohmar) December 26, 2013
@TheFalcoholic That one-handed grab against the Eagles a few years ago. Unforgettable.— Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) December 26, 2013
@TheFalcoholic his catch against Seattle I lost my mind when that happened— Nedeljko Kraj (@Swish519) December 26, 2013
@TheFalcoholic his joy after the win against Seattle— Cesar (@Thee_Cesar) December 26, 2013
RT @TheFalcoholic What is your favorite memory of Tony Gonzalez in a Falcons jersey? << http://t.co/IEfu6OIdfB— Mr. MMA (@SmooveSalsero) December 26, 2013
@TheFalcoholic with 19 seconds left, 19 yard reception, setting up Bryant's GW for Tony's 1st Playoff win of his career.— Matthew Fratiani (@MattFratt) December 26, 2013
@TheFalcoholic 10-7 victory at NYJ in '09. Playoffs out of reach, but Tony catches game winning TD on 4th & G in final seconds in the snow.— Brady D. Callahan (@BradyDCallahan) December 26, 2013
@TheFalcoholic him looking up in the crowd almost in tears when we beat Seattle last year and he won his 1st playoff game. #ThankYouTony— Kelly Prescott (@Kelly26nicole) December 26, 2013
@TheFalcoholic The day he stood in front of that podium for his first press conference as a Falcon. I was in love with him long b4 then— Mercedes (@FalconsGirl365) December 26, 2013