Originally posted on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 12/28/11
The Falcons are heading to the postseason, but only one Atlanta player will be heading to the Pro Bowl. Tight end Tony Gonzalez, 35, was selected to his 12th Pro Bowl on Tuesday, the NFL announced. Last season, seven Falcons -- quarterback Matt Ryan, wide receiver Roddy White, running back Michael Turner, Gonzalez, fullback Ovie Mughelli, defensive end John Abraham and specialist Eric Weems -- were chosen to the NFC team. Right tackle Tyson Clabo and cornerback Brent Grimes went as alternates. This season, no Falcons led at their position in the fan voting. Gonzalez is turning in another fine season. He has 79 catches for 867 yards and seven touchdowns. Gonzalez, widely considered one of the best tight ends ever, moved into second place on the NFL's all-time receptions list with a 2-yard catch in the second quarter of the Falcons' win over the Lions on Oct. 23. He has pushed his total to 1,148 career receptions, leaving him behind only Jerry Rice (1,549) in league history. Gonzalez holds a number of NFL records at the tight end position, including most career receiving yards, most career receptions, most receptions in a single season, most touchdown catches, most 100-yard receiving games and most 1,000-yard seasons.
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