Tony Gonzalez catches pass in 200th consecutive game

Tony Gonzalez caught a pass in his 200th straight game Monday.
Tony Gonzalez caught a pass in his 200th straight game Monday. (USATSI)

When Falcons Tony Gonzalez finally decides to hang up his cleats he's going to waltz into the Hall of Fame five years after he's done. On Monday he added to an impeccable resume, recording a catch in his 200th consecutive game.

First of all: actually just think about that for a second. 200 straight games is 12.5 seasons.

The last time Gonzalez didn't catch a pass in a game was on November 26th, 2000, in Gonzalez fourth year. At that time, Julio Jones was the same age as his jersey number: 11.

Gonzo, the greatest tight end to ever play the game, joins Jerry Rice as the only players in the history of the NFL to achieve the feat.

It's a testament not just to Gonzalez' talent but his longevity as well. And the streak is just another notch on a Hall-of-Fame belt.

CBS Sports Senior Writer

Will Brinson joined CBS Sports in 2010 and enters his seventh season covering the NFL for CBS. He previously wrote for FanHouse along with myriad other Internet sites. A North Carolina native who lives... Full Bio

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