Tony Gonzalez reaches 12,000 yards

Updated: October 3, 2010, 5:52 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Tony Gonzalez became the first NFL tight end with 12,000 yards receiving in the Atlanta Falcons' game against San Francisco on Sunday.

Gonzalez caught a 9-yard pass from quarterback Matt Ryan late in the second quarter to surpass the 12,000-yard threshold.

In Atlanta's season-opening loss at Pittsburgh, Gonzalez became the first NFL tight with 1,000 career catches.

Gonzalez spent his first 12 seasons with Kansas City before the Falcons acquired him in a draft-week trade last year.


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