October 14, 2007
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI (TICKER) -- Tony Gonzalez of the Kansas City Chiefs broke the all-time record for touchdown catches by a tight end in Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Gonzalez caught a 3-yard scoring pass from Damon Huard with 53 seconds to play in the first quarter, giving him 63 TD receptions for his career and allowing him to surpass Shannon Sharpe for No. 1 on the NFL's all-time list.
"I'm glad it's over with," Gonzalez said after the Chiefs' 27-20 victory. "It's been a long time from when my brother gave me that first football and dragged me by my shirt out on the playing field. The TD ball is definitely going to my brother."
Earlier in the contest, the 11-year veteran also extended his streak of catching a pass to 105 consecutive games, which ranks second all-time to Ozzie Newsome (150).
The 31-year-old Gonzalez added to his record with a 26-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter. He finished the game with nine catches for 102 yards.
For the season, Gonzalez now has 38 receptions for 440 yards and three touchdowns.