Found June 21, 2013 on Football and Futbol:
PLAYERS: Tony Gonzalez
TEAMS: Atlanta Falcons
  The Good Guy Award is given to the NFL player who best helps the media do its job. The first Good Guy Award was given by the Professional Writers of America (PFWA) in 2005. This year’s award recipient was none other than Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez. Surprised? You shouldn’t be. He is a remarkable person on and off the field and has one the best reputations in the NFL. Last season, Gonzalez had one of his best seasons when the Falcons won the NFC South, for the second time under quarterback Matt Ryan, and went 13-3. Gonzalez had eight touchdowns, caught 93 passes for 930 yards, and earned his 13th Pro Bowl appearance last season. He is the first tight end in NFL history with 100 TD catches and also holds career records for the position in 100-yard games (30), 1,000-yard seasons (four), receptions (1,242), yards receiving (14,268), and TD catches (103). In his 16 years in the NFL, Gonzalez has kept his nose, and his name, clean. He has never been involved in scandal nor has he been troublesome for coaches and other staff members. He’s a favorite with the media and has done work with the Kidney Foundation as well as an ad for PETA. He even saved a man’s life once at a restaurant! For over a decade, he’s been known as one of the NFL’s greatest public figures. Majority of players in the league admire and respect him. Tony Gonzalez is one of the most esteemed men in sports. Needless to say, he truly is one of the good guys.
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