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.
Here it is: Antonio Gates passes Tony Gonzalez for most TDs by a tight end in NFL history with his 112th career TD. pic.twitter.com/31ueP4qiQ4
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) September 17, 2017
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.