“I’m looking forward to making a Super Bowl run in Atlanta every year.”

“Leadership doesn’t come from age.”

“I don’t care if it’s politics, religion or football. I believe you have to keep opening your mind. And shut your mouth sometimes!”

“We’ve got a really good football team and I really do believe this could be the best football team I’ve ever played on.”

“It's just great to be part of a team like this.”

“Tight end is one of the hardest positions to play in football. It’s right up there with quarterback and cornerback. You have to have the skills of a wide receiver and the strength of an offensive lineman, and it’s not easy to balance those two.”

“Given a full summer to practice basketball, and especially my jump shot, I know that I could play in the NBA and do well.”

“I want to be the best.”

“I don’t like second place; I’m out there trying to win everything.”

“I’m hungry. I want the ball. That’s the feeling you want. When you get that feeling, you can’t be stopped.”

“I was awful at football when I was a little kid. I didn’t have the aggressiveness. I was just a nice kid. I didn’t want to hurt anyone.”

“Football comes naturally to me, but basketball is a challenge, that’s why I like it so much.”

“I love football. The games are a pure rush. By the time I’m done playing, I want to be among the best tight ends ever to play the game.”

“It’s important to me to be a complete player.”

“I’m my own biggest critic. I’m the one who has to go home and look at myself in the mirror.”

“I love what I’m doing for a living.”

“If I can drop two touchdowns a game and win, I’ll take it every time.”

“It doesn’t matter that I play football. Anybody can make a difference in life.”

“The older I get, the more things change as to what is important.”

“I’ve come to realize that the thing in life that’s important, the reason we’re all here, is to love and do well for each other.”

“Life is short. You better get out there and do what you want to do while you can.”

“Football is my love. Football is what I’m going to do. I’m a football player first.”

“I want to be a Chief. I want to be a Chief for life.”

“I’d rather just stay quiet and play the game. Winning is hard enough as it is.”

Tony Gonzalez, 2010 Topps


Tony Gonzalez, 2010 Platinum


Tony Gonzalez,
1998 Fleer Tradition

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