Tony Gonzalez launches 1,000th catch contest

100813 Atlanta - GONZALEZ FIRST DOWN - Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez (88) makes a first down catch as he is brought down by Chiefs cornerback Brandon Carr (39) during 1st quarter action in the exhibition season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Friday, August 13, 2010.     Curtis Compton  ccompton@ajc.com

100813 Atlanta - GONZALEZ FIRST DOWN - Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez (88) makes a first down catch as he is brought down by Chiefs cornerback Brandon Carr (39) during 1st quarter action in the exhibition season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Friday, August 13, 2010. Curtis Compton ccompton@ajc.com

Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez is having a 1,000th Catch Twitter Contest with the winner earning the autographed game glove and a trip for two to Atlanta to re-enact the catch with Gonzalez.

Gonzalez needs just one catch for his 1,000 career receptions. That will likely happen early in the Falcons’ season-opener at Pittsburgh on Sept. 12.

Gonzalez is sponsoring the contest along with his all-natural sports nutrition company All Pro Science.

Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez (88).  (Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com)

Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez (88). (Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com)

“Joining the 1,000 catch club is an exciting moment in my career and I am looking forward to celebrating with one of my loyal fans,” said Gonzalez, all-pro tight end for the Atlanta Falcons and co-founder of All Pro Science, Inc. in a release. “I am extremely lucky to still be playing the game of football, and I attribute the success to my healthy lifestyle and the encouragement I get from my fans.”

Here are the contest details:

(1)Follow Tony’s Twitter handle – www.twitter.com/tonygonzalez88 (@TonyGonzalez88) (You can also sign up for @AJCFalcons tweets while you’re at it!)

(2)Tweet @TonyGonzalez88, include the #1000Catch hash tag and tell us why you deserve to win. You may only Tweet once a day.

(3)Pass along the contest to all friends and family so they can play too

(4)Contest ends at the conclusion of the game on Sunday, Sept. 12

(5)Tony will draw a winner at random and winner will be notified on or about Monday, September 13

090424 Atlanta - Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez and his wife October Gonzalez as he is introduced at the Arthur M. Blank Office in Atlanta, Friday, April 24, 2009. October will have her say on when Gonzalez decides to retire. CURTIS COMPTON / ccompton@ajc.com

090424 Atlanta - Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez and his wife October Gonzalez as he is introduced at the Arthur M. Blank Office in Atlanta, Friday, April 24, 2009. October will have her say on when Gonzalez decides to retire. CURTIS COMPTON / ccompton@ajc.com

(6)Winner and guest will be flown out to Atlanta to receive the game gloves and meet Tony. Trip includes: 2 airline tickets, 2 nights at a hotel in Atlanta, 2 tickets to the Atlanta Falcons/Arizona Cardinals game on Sunday, Sept. 19, and ground transportation to and from airport and hotel

(7)Winner will hang out and reenact the catch with Tony either after the game or the following morning

(8)Winner must be over 18 and sign a consent form for media appearances; please see additional rules here: www.allproscience.com/1000Catch-Contest.html

Additionally, the winner will receive a package of All Pro Science products, which includes Tony’s book: All Pro Diet: Lose Fat, Build Muscle, and Live Like a Champion.

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24 comments Add your comment

Joe Tess Fish House

September 2nd, 2010
12:45 pm

Joe Tess Fish House

September 2nd, 2010
12:45 pm

I meant FIRST

Joe Tess Fish House

September 2nd, 2010
12:54 pm

What if you live in Atlanta? Seems unfair if you don’t get to fly somewhere.

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D. Orlando Ledbetter

September 2nd, 2010
1:17 pm

BeefATL72 — I deleting because of the last sentence. Report and just have the “growing” part out.

Mike Jay

September 2nd, 2010
1:37 pm

I would tweet TG’s wife. Yes I would. Even though her name is October(?) I would tweet her 12 months of the year. Tweet Tweet.

joe

September 2nd, 2010
1:38 pm

will he fly me from Marietta via helicopter if I win?

James

September 2nd, 2010
1:43 pm

Dear God:
Why am I not a 6′ 5″ and very handsome premier NFL tight end?

BKJ

September 2nd, 2010
2:23 pm

James – maybe in your next life…. or you could just end up being a lowly Saints fan. Be thankful for what you got.

local fan

September 2nd, 2010
2:27 pm

amen BKJ – it could always be a LOT worse.

Brock

September 2nd, 2010
2:54 pm

Wow! She gives new meaning to Oktoberfest.

Marcus

September 2nd, 2010
3:19 pm

LOL.
DOL will find ANY reason to put up that pic!

BeefATL72

September 2nd, 2010
3:30 pm

DOH!

DLed, you slay me man! Joe is an irritating whiny baby who deserves a verbal beatdown (and you know it!). Couldn’t you have just edited out the last line? Bah, no biggie.

I saw you in the streets

September 2nd, 2010
3:32 pm

Screw Tony G. A simple head nod would have been appropriate. It’s not like I asked for an autograph. I’ll remember that when you catch No. 1000.

The Man

September 2nd, 2010
3:40 pm

LoL @ I saw you in the streets

jp

September 2nd, 2010
4:25 pm

she’s tweetalicious

Bird Droppings

September 2nd, 2010
5:03 pm

All twitts and ask.

Flowery Branch, Georgia

September 2nd, 2010
6:11 pm

.
Nesbitt for Heisman
.

Vinny

September 2nd, 2010
10:44 pm

Do I have to sign up for a twitter account to be part of the
twitter.com/tonygonzalez88 1,000 catch contest?

TXDawg

September 6th, 2010
11:20 am

no Vinny….just climb a tree and start tweeting….lol.

October is my new favorite month….lawd hammercy!!

Donna

September 9th, 2010
6:03 am

susan murray

September 9th, 2010
11:30 am

I would LOVE to WIN this

Roger Deming

September 9th, 2010
6:40 pm

would be a sweet win for me since I live in Arizona

SHARON JOHNSON

September 12th, 2010
11:23 am

would love to win!