Some of Gonzalez’s Falcons gear headed to Canton, Ohio

Former Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez recently donated several artifacts from his career to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

Gonzalez, the NFL’s all-time leading receiver among tight ends, is set to be enshrined Aug. 3.

Many of Gonzalez’s artifacts will be showcased in the Class of 2019 Locker Exhibit which is slated to open soon. The exhibit will feature lockers containing mementos from the careers of the class members, that also includes Champ Bailey, Pat Bowlen, Gil Brandt, Ty Law, Kevin Mawae, Ed Reed and Johnny Robinson.

The following are some notable items from Gonzalez’s collection:

  • Game used No. 88 Falcons jersey from the 2009 season.
  • Gonzalez's Falcons helmet.
  • Game ball presented to Gonzalez for becoming second on the NFL's all-time receptions list behind only Jerry Rice.
  • Gonzalez moved into second on a 2-yard reception from Matt Ryan in an Oct. 23, 2011 victory over the Detroit Lions.
  • Gonzalez's red and white game-used gloves
  • Football commemorating Gonzalez breaking the NFL all-time tight-end touchdown record of 62 when he caught a 3-yard touchdown pass from Damon Huard in a 27-20 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Oct. 14, 2007