Anthony David Gonzalez was born February 27, 1976 in Southern California.
He was an All-American tight end and linebacker in high school. As a senior, he caught 62 passes for 945 yards and 13 touchdowns. He was also the Orange County MVP in basketball, averaging 26 points per game.
Gonzalez chose to play football at the University of California, Berkeley. At Cal, Gonzalez was an All-American tight end, and a member of the basketball team. He ultimately chose to play football. Smart choice.
The Kansas City Chiefs drafted Gonzalez as the 13th overall pick in the 1997 NFL Draft. All Gonzalez would do in his 17-year career with the Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons is crush the NFL record books. He currently holds the NFL records for touchdown receptions with 111 and total reception yards (15,127) by a tight end. He's also a 14-time Pro Bowl player, and one of the most durable players ever, missing only two games in his career. Since the 2000 season, he tallied 1,145 reception with only one fumble.
Happy birthday, Tony Gonzalez.