The Kansas City Chiefs announced that Tony Gonzalez would be the 2018 inductee into the team’s Hall of Fame back in late January.
Tuesday, the Chiefs added a date via their official social media account.
Confirmed: We will honor the , @TonyGonzalez88, on December 13.— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) May 23, 2018
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Gonzalez, 42, will be honored at halftime of the Chiefs’ Week 15 home game against the Los Angeles Chargers on December 13.
“Tony Gonzalez is the greatest tight end in the history of the National Football League and one of the greatest Chiefs of all time,” Chiefs owner Clark Hunt said in January. “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.”
During his 12 seasons with the Chiefs, Gonzalez set franchise records for receptions (916), receiving yards (10,940), receiving touchdowns (76) and 100-yard games (26). He caught at least one pass in a club-record 131 consecutive games en route to 10 Pro Bowls and five first-team All-Pro selections from the Associated Press while a member of the Chiefs.
Gonzalez is the 48th individual and 44th player to earn the honor.