Chargers’ Antonio Gates breaks NFL TD mark for tight ends

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Move over Tony Gonzalez, another future Hall of Fame tight end has passed you on the all-time list. By virtue of his seven-yard touchdown catch from Philip Rivers in the third quarter on Sunday, Antonio Gates now sits alone with the most scores for a tight end in NFL history.

That was the 112th touchdown of Gates’ Hall of Fame worthy and equally dominating career in the NFL.

At 37 years old, this former college basketball player has definitely slowed down. But it doesn’t make this accomplishment any less significant.

Also important to note, Gates became just the 22nd player in NFL history earlier in the day to record 900 career receptions. Yeah, this Gates fellow is pretty darn good.