The Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez let his YouWager fans know that yesterday’s defeat versus the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game was most likely his last NFL game.
The 36 year-old player managed eight catches for 72 yards, including a 10-yard touchdown reception with 25 seconds remaining in the first half. Atlanta did not score again.
Gonzalez was voted to his third straight Pro Bowl in four seasons with his team, however he said he’s unlikely to play in the game. His 2012 selection was the 13th time he’s been voted to the NFL’s all-star game.
Drafted 13th overall by the Kansas City Chiefs in 1997, the California native is second on the career receptions list with 1,242 and is the most decorated tight end in the league history, ranking first at the position and sixth overall with 103 touchdown catches. At 14,268 yards, Gonzalez seventh on the career receiving list.