Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez was the lone member of the team to be named to the 2012 NFC Pro Bowl team. Although it’s certainly possible that more could wind up being named to the team at a later date as injury fill-ins or alternates.
Gonzalez currently ranks third among all tight ends in the league in terms of receptions (79) and fourth in yards (867). His 7 touchdowns also are good enough to tie him for third-most among his position group. It is the 12th time he’s been named a Pro Bowler in his 15-year career, and the second time since joining the Falcons three years ago. He was a Pro Bowler last year. Earlier this season, Gonzalez moved into second place all-time among all receivers in terms of career catches.