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Tony Gonzalez
Tony Gonzalez pictured (center) with the official band of the Kansas City Chiefs, The KC All Stars

Position - Tight End
Height - 6'5
Weight - 247
Born - 1976
Number - 88
College - California Golden Bears

Tony Gonzalez  was a Kansas City Chiefs tight end and hometown hero. Hailing from sunny California and not sure whether or not he would pursue basketball or football, he decided to enter the 1997 NFL Draft. This decision proved to be a fruitful one as The Kansas City Chiefs traded up through The now defunct Houston Oilers to draft Tony with the 13th pick of the 1st round. This, of course, was back when the Chiefs' owners actually cared about such things as trading up to get better players instead of just pocketing all profits and ignoring team needs. It now appears that Tony Gonzalez will retire without a Super Bowl ring. He also has announced in an exclusive report by KCMB News that he will retire as a Kansas City Chief.

Tony Gonzalez spent seasons 1997 - 2008 with The Kansas City Chiefs and he formed a lot of great friends and fans here in town and also participated in many hometown charities including his own charity called Shadow Buddies. Gonzalez was notorious for inventing the "slam dunk" over the goalpost crossbar which is now immitated by NFL and college players Nationwide. After so many years with the fruitless Kansas City Chiefs, Tony grew tired of playing for a team that could not win a Playoff game. With his retirement staring him in the face and his career shelf life closing in on him, Gonzalez decided to join The Atlanta Falcons in 2009. The Chiefs, a notoriously terrible bargaining team, got a mere 2nd round Draft pick for Tony! Many Chiefs fans were disappointed to see him leave, but they knew that KC just had nothing to offer him as far as Playoff hopes, let alone winning the Super Bowl. Tony was fairly successful in Atlanta, although they have choked every year they have gone to the playoffs as well, and have not won a Super Bowl.

Tony Gonzalez retired in 2013 without a Super Bowl ring, which is unfortunate considering his magnificant contributions to the NFL over the years.

In his final public appearance in Kansas City as a member of the Chiefs,
Tony Gonzalez announced that he would retire as a Chief and not an Atlanta Falcon. Therefore, when Gonzalez goes into the NFL Hall of Fame it will be as a Kansas City Chief and the Chiefs jersey bearing the number 88 will be displayed in the Hall of Fame when he retires. In 2012, Tony Gonzalez announced that he would retire at the end of the 2012 NFL Season, but he played one final season in 2013 with The Atlanta Falcons.

Tony Gonzalez joined the sports news broadcasting staff at CBS in February 2014 and he will be providing commentary and analysis for the 2014 NFL football season from the CBS sports desk. Tony is a very fun and animated guy (watch video above) and he will be very entertaining as a sports commentator.

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