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  • Who: Tony Gonzalez

  • What: First tight end to catch 1,000 passes, NFL career

  • Where: United States

Tony Gonzalez (USA) became the first tight end in National Football League (NFL) history to catch 1,000 passes during his career. The milestone catch came during a game on 12 September 2010. Gonzalez also holds the NFL records by a tight end for most single-season receptions (102, in 2004), most career touchdowns (82), most career receptions (1,001), and most career reception yards (11,842) while playing for the Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons (both USA) since 1997.


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