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Chiefs to induct Tony Gonzalez into team's hall of fame

Chiefs to induct Tony Gonzalez into team's hall of fame
Posted at 4:49 PM, Jan 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-26 17:49:57-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Tight end Tony Gonzalez will soon become a member of the Chiefs Hall of Fame.

On Friday, the team announced Gonzalez will become the team's 44th player to receive the honor.

In a release, Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said, "Tony Gonzalez is the greatest tight end in the history of the National Football League and one of the greatest Chiefs of all time“

Hunt went on to say, "In his 12 seasons in Kansas City, he revolutionized his position, and his record-breaking performances and commitment to the Kansas City community made him one of the most beloved players in the Chiefs Kingdom. As a family and as an organization, we are excited to have the chance to celebrate Tony and his incredible career in the coming season, and we look forward to adding his name to its rightful place in the Ring of Honor at Arrowhead this fall.”

After 12 seasons with the Chiefs and five years with the Atlanta Falcons, Gonzalez finished with several NFL records for tight ends. 

Those records include:

  • Most career receptions: 1,325
  • Most receiving yards: 15,127
  • Second most touchdown catches: 111 (Antonio Gates of the Los Angeles Chargers has 114)

After learning he would receive this honor, Gonzalez told, "I’m so proud to have been a part of the Chiefs for 12 seasons and will always feel like a part of their family. Kansas City is dear to me and I am honored to be inducted into their Hall of Fame."

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