Tony Gonzalez’s jersey already hangs in the Pro Football Hall of Fame after he became the first tight end to lead the NFL in receptions and soon enough, like his jersey, he will be enshrined. Holding every major record for his position, Tony has been to fourteen Pro Bowls, named to the All-Pro team ten times, named to the NFL’s All-Decade team (2000’s) and is among the NFL leaders in categories dominated by wide receivers. Originally drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in 1997, Tony played 12 seasons before being traded to the Atlanta Falcons in 2009 where he played until his retirement in 2013. Tony can currently be seen as an analyst on CBS’s NFL pregame show NFL Today.
The true finesse of Tony Gonzalez comes off of the field. Tony has hosted his own local Kansas City television program on Fox TV, Chiefs Locker Room, which highlighted the team’s players and games on a weekly basis during the season. Tony was voted by Men’s Fitness Magazine, one of the “Top 25 Fittest Men in America.” Tony has also appeared in various roles for both television and film including Any Given Sunday, Arliss and as a judge on Oprah’s Big Give. Featured on ESPN’s “The Worlds Twenty Most Sexiest Athletes,” Tony and his wife October appeared nude in an ad for PETA in 2009.
Embracing his Hispanic culture has become a major priority in his life and he has been involved with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in both Kansas City and California. He has worked as a presenter at the Image Awards and looks to a future of being one of the great Hispanic role models of his community. Tony also founded the Tony Gonzalez Foundation in 1998, which supports the Boys & Girls Club, The Shadow Buddies Organization, and various other organizations in both Kansas City, Atlanta and California. Tony published a children’s book, which is a first person autobiography of his life as well as co-authoring a book with Nutritionist Mitzi Dulan called The All Pro Diet. He is very active in health, wellness and fitness space. Gonzalez is an investor and trainer in the fitness app FITSTAR and is on the board for Fusionetics which utilizes a state of the art, evidence-based sports science process to optimize human performance.