Friday, April 16, 2010

Atlanta Falcon Star Receiver Tony Gonzalez Named Grand Marshal For 2010 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race

LONG BEACH, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Tony Gonzalez of the Atlanta Falcons, one of the premier receivers ever to play in the NFL, will lead a parade of America's favorite celebrities from film, television, music and sports when he assumes the role of Grand Marshal of this year's Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race on Saturday, April 17, part of the 36th Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.


Since entering the NFL over a decade ago, Gonzalez has established himself as the premiere tight end of his era and one of the greatest to ever play the game. From the moment he was selected by the Chiefs with their first pick in the 1997 NFL Draft, Gonzalez has used his blazing speed and athleticism to revolutionize the role of the modern tight end.


A ten-time Pro Bowl selection, Gonzalez holds the NFL records for receptions in a single season for a tight end (102), career receiving yards for a tight end (11,760), career receptions for a tight end (994) and career receiving touchdowns for a tight end (82).


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