Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez has more career receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns than any other tight end in NFL history. Here's a look at the top five tight ends.
1. Tony Gonzalez: 11,155 yards, 1997-present
2. Shannon Sharpe: 10,060 yards, 1990-2003
3. Ozzie Newsome: 7,980 yards, 1978-90
4. Jackie Smith: 7,918 yards, 1963-78
5. Kellen Winslow: 6,741 yards, 1979-87
LAKE FOREST – Bears safety Al Afalava was 10 years old when a promising tight end named Tony Gonzalez caught his first pass for the Kansas City Chiefs.
More than 13 years, 11,155 receiving yards and 78 touchdowns later, Gonzalez has established himself as the one of the greatest tight ends ever to play the game. The Bears will try to contain him Sunday when they face the Atlanta Falcons, who acquired Gonzalez for a second-round draft pick this spring.