Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez hoists his 3-year old son River in the air as he runs to greet his father at the conclusion of a half time ceremony honoring his 17-year NFL football career playing in his final game against the Panthers on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, in Atlanta.
Photo: Curtis Compton
Photo: Curtis Compton

Tony Gonzalez to replace Vernon Davis on NFC Pro Bowl roster

Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez will play in one more Pro Bowl before calling it quits.

The NFL selected Gonzalez to the NFC’s all-star team to replace 49ers tight end Vernon Davis. It’s the 14th Pro Bowl selection in 17 seasons and fourth straight for Gonzalez, who came back to play for the Falcons in 2013 before retiring after the season as he’d planned to do in 2012.

Gonzalez finished 2013 with 79 catches for 803 yards with eight touchdowns while becoming the fifth player in NFL history with at least 15,000 career receiving yards. Gonzalez ranks first all-time among NFL tight ends in receptions (1,321), receiving yards (15,071) and touchdown receptions (111).

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