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|
Tony Gonzalez with a catch now in 190 straight games. Keep playing Tony, keep playing
— trey wingo (@wingoz) November 25, 2012
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.