Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez has become just the fifth player in NFL history to reach 15,000 career receiving yards.
He passed the historic mark with a 12-yard reception during the third quarter against the Washington Redskins.
Gonzalez has become one of the best, if not the best, tight ends in the history of the league over his 17 seasons. His large frame, speed and receiving ability have helped revolutionize the way the position is played. Over the course of his Hall of Fame career, he has piled up 1,313 receptions and 110 touchdown grabs.
Gonzalez has made it known that this season will be his last, as he plans on retiring.
His 15,008 total receiving yards ranks fifth in league history, and he is the only active player in the top ten.
Here is the complete list of receiving yards leaders, via Pro Football Reference.
|Rank||Player||Total Rec. Yards||Career|
|5||Tony Gonzalez (active)||15,008||1997-2013|
|11||Reggie Wayne (active)||13,566||2001-2013|