KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WIBW) -- Former Kansas City Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez can add another accolade to his resumè.
The Chiefs announced Gonzalez will be the 48th member of the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 2018. The official enshrinement ceremony will be held at Arrowhead Stadium during the fall.
“Tony Gonzalez is the greatest tight end in the history of the National Football League and one of the greatest Chiefs of all time,” Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said. “In his 12 seasons in Kansas City, he revolutionized his position, and his record-breaking performances and commitment to the Kansas City community made him one of the most beloved players in the Chiefs Kingdom."
“I’m so proud to have been a part of the Chiefs for 12 seasons and will always feel like a part of their family,” Gonzalez said. “Kansas City is dear to me and I am honored to be inducted into their Hall of Fame.”
Gonzalez played 17 seasons (1997-2008 with KC) and earned 14 Pro Bowl appearances.
He finished his career numerous NFL records for tight ends, including most receptions (1,325), most receiving yards (15,127), and most 100-yard receiving games (31). He caught 111 touchdowns, which is second behind Antonio Gates.
Gonzalez played in 190 games for the Chiefs, the fifth-most in franchise history. He holds franchise records for catches, receiving yards, receiving touchdowns, and 100-yard games.