Atlanta Falcons: Tony Gonzalez joined the 14,000 yard club

FLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez became the eighth player and first tight end in NFL history to record more than 14,000 career receiving yards.

His 62 yards against Tampa Bay pushed his career total to 14,050 yards.

Gonzalez moved into seventh place on the all-time receiving list, passing wide receiver James Lofton, who totaled 14,004 yards in 13 seasons from 1978-1993.

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13 comments Add your comment

Esquire

November 27th, 2012
7:51 am

WE ARE THE MIGHTY MIGHTY FALCONS!!!

SawThat1nce

November 27th, 2012
7:51 am

Esquire

November 27th, 2012
7:53 am

Congrats Tony G., incredible stats!! We want ya back to defend our Superbowl title!!!

SirReal

November 27th, 2012
8:46 am

Totally the Jerry Rice of TEs. I know a lot more are pass-catching TEs now but I still dont see a lot of them being able to come close to these numbers. They wont last in this league nearly as long as TG has.

Young Turk

November 27th, 2012
9:23 am

The New NFL Power Rankings are out. Guess who is number 1? (Hint: it is not the taints)

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Esquire

November 27th, 2012
9:55 am

In only 3 years Gonzo is 12th among all Falcons receivers. He has scored 25 touchdowns, and ZERO fumbles.

NFL All-Time Receiving Yards Leaders

1 Jerry Rice San Francisco 49ers (1985 – 2000) Oakland Raiders (2001 – 2004)
Seattle Seahawks (2004) 22,895
2 Terrell Owens San Francisco 49ers (1996 – 2003) Philadelphia Eagles (2004 – 2005)
Dallas Cowboys (2006 – 2008) Buffalo Bills (2009) Cincinnati Bengals (2010) 15,934
3 Isaac Bruce Los Angeles Rams (1994) St. Louis Rams (1995 – 2007)
San Francisco 49ers (2008 – 2009) 15,208
4 * Randy Moss Minnesota Vikings (1998 – 2004) Oakland Raiders (2005 – 2006)
New England Patriots (2007 – 2010) Minnesota Vikings (2010) Tennessee Titans (2010)
San Francisco 49ers (2012) 15,124
5 Tim Brown Los Angeles Raiders (1988 – 1994) Oakland Raiders (1995 – 2003)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2004) 14,934
6 Marvin Harrison Indianapolis Colts (1996 – 2008) 14,580
7 * Tony Gonzalez Kansas City Chiefs (1997 – 2008)
Atlanta Falcons (2009 – present) 14,050

Oh what the heck, let’s get him another 531 yards and pass Marvin Harrison………….!!!

4BsihTneeS

November 27th, 2012
10:03 am

Too bad he’ll retire without ever tasting a NFL playoff victory.

lowdownjj

November 27th, 2012
12:47 pm

Tony Gonzalez… G.O.A.T! Come on Gonzo, one more year bro

lowdownjj

November 27th, 2012
12:50 pm

Good ole BSknees…least I know you’re no fair weather fan…

lowdownjj

November 27th, 2012
12:55 pm

@Sirreal…true about all the pass catching TEs. Alson true is the abnormal longevity Gonzo has had. But Gonzo has been a great all around TE. The dude has always took great pride in his blocking also. You don’t see that outta most of these newbie TEs that simply flex out wide and run routes

Nativebird

November 27th, 2012
4:19 pm

Without a doubt, the best player acquisition of the Dimitroff era, after Matt Ryan. Without TD, we’d be in a world of hurt, especially this year. Has effectively filled the vast whole of offensive production lost by Turner’s slide.

Ray Edwards

November 27th, 2012
4:22 pm

Why haven’t you posted my records? Jealous?

THE FAN

November 27th, 2012
5:28 pm

On another note, let’s get Babin in a Falcons uniform like really QUICK!!!!!!!!