A few players were considered for our prestigious player at the half award during the early games this week (Andy Dalton, Michael Bush). But if you make history in this league, you’re going to get the nod over a few yards and a touchdown anytime.

Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez became just the eighth player in NFL history to record 14,000+ receiving yards in a career.

Gonzalez joins an elite group, and he’s the first tight end to achieve the milestone. He had 43 yards on three receptions during the first half of Atlanta’s game against Tampa Bay.

Jerry Rice 22,895 yards
Terrell Owens 15,934 yards
Isaac Bruce 15,208 yards
Tim Brown 14,934 yards
Randy Moss 14,858 yards
Marvin Harrison 14,580 yards
James Lofton 14,004 yards
Tony Gonzalez 14,000+ yards

The former first-round selection of the Kansas City Chiefs in 1997 has 1,218 receptions for 14,050 yards and 101 touchdowns over his 16-year career.