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#88 - Tony Gonzalez

TIGHT END
Ht: 6-5 Wt: 247
College: California
Exp: 18th

Player Information

Anthony Gonzalez was born on February 27, 1976 in Torrance, CA. He attended Huntington Beach (CA) High. As a freshman at California, he played in 10 games, catching 8 passes for 62 yards (7.8 avg) and 1 touchdown. As a sophomore, he played in 11 games as a starter, with 37 catches for 541 yards (14.6 avg) and 2 touchdowns. As a junior, he played in 12 games with 46 catches for 699 yards (15.9 avg) and 5 touchdowns. He earned 1st team All-American and 1st team All-Pac 10 honors that season. He also played three seasons on the Cal basketball team, appearing in 82 games with 16 career starters. He averaged 6.4 points and 4.3 rebounds per game over his career. He had a career high of 29 points as a freshman. He entered the NFL Draft as a junior and was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the first (13th overall) of the 1997 NFL Draft. He was named to the AFC Pro Bowl team in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008 seasons. Made the NFC Pro Bowl team in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.

Career Statistics

  RECEIVING RUSHING
Year Team G GS No. Yds Avg TD Att. Yds TD
1997 KC 16 0 33 368 11.2 2 0 0 0
1998 KC 16 16 59 621 10.5 2 0 0 0
1999 KC 15 15 76 849 11.2 11 0 0 0
2000 KC 16 16 93 1203 12.9 9 0 0 0
2001 KC 16 16 73 917 12.6 6 1 9 0
2002 KC 16 16 63 773 12.3 7 0 0 0
2003 KC 16 16 71 916 12.9 10 0 0 0
2004 KC 16 16 102 1258 12.3 7 1 5 0
2005 KC 16 16 78 905 11.6 2 0 0 0
2006 KC 15 15 73 900 12.3 5 0 0 0
2007 KC 16 16 99 1172 11.8 5 0 0 0
2008 KC 16 16 96 1058 11.0 10 0 0 0
2009 ATL 16 16 83 867 10.4 6 0 0 0
2010 ATL 16 16 70 656 9.4 6 0 0 0
2011 ATL 16 16 80 875 10.9 7 0 0 0
2012 ATL 16 16 93 930 10.0 8 0 0 0
2013 ATL 16 16 83 859 10.3 8 0 0 0
TOTALS 270 254 1325 15127 11.4 111 2 14 0

Other Stats

Fumbles: 1998: 3 fumbles, 1 lost; 1999: 2 fumbles, 1 lost, 1 recovery; 2000: 1 recovery; 2004: 1 recovery; 2005: 1 recovery; 2006: 1 fumble; 2008: 1 recovery. Totals: 6 fumbles, 2 lost, 5 recoveries.
Passing: 2001: 1 for 1 for 40 yards.

Transactions

Signed by the Kansas City Chiefs on July 29, 1997 ... Designated franchise player by the Chiefs on February 21, 2002 ... Re-signed by Chiefs on August 30, 2002 ... Signed by Chiefs to a contract extension on September 13, 2002 ... Signed by Chiefs to a contract extension on January 12, 2007 ... Traded by Chiefs to Atlanta Falcons in exchange for a second round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft on April 23, 2009 ... Re-signed by Falcons to a contract extension on January 1, 2012 ... Re-signed by Falcons on March 12, 2013.

Contract details

Signed a six year contract with the Chiefs in 1997 ... Signed a seven-year extension in 2002 ... Signed to a five-year extension in 2007. Contract was worth $35 million and including $17.75 million in guarantees. He will receive base salaries of: $1 million (2007); $1 million (2008); $4 million (2009); $4.5 million (2010); and $5.75 million (2011) ... He will count the equivalent of his base salary towards the Falcons salary cap in 2009 ... Signed a one-year extension in 2011 worth $7 million ... Signed a two-year contract in 2013 worth $14 million. He received a base salary of $3.5 million (2013) and $7 million (2014). He also received a specialized bonus termed OATSB or "Other Amount Treated as Signing Bonus" worth $3.5 million. That will be split in half cap-wise, giving him cap hits of: $5.25 million (2013) and $8.75 million (2014).


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