Antonio Gates Sets All-Time Record Tight End TD’s

If you had told Chargers Tight End Antonio Gates back in college that he would break any record, his guess would most likely have been for the most rebounds ever.

Because Gates never played a down of football at Kent State, but was the star power forward for the Golden Flashes—averaging 16.0 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game his junior season—leading his team to its first ever regular season Mid-American Conference (MAC) championship and then leading them to the 2002 NCAA Tourney’s Elite Eight in 2002.

And now fifteen years later, he stands alone as the man with the most touchdowns by a tight end in NFL history when he grabbed this 7-yard pass from Philip Rivers in the third quarter of their first game in Los Angeles.

The reception placed him one ahead of former Chiefs and Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez, who had 111.

The TD catch also placed the Chargers ahead of the Dolphins 17-10.

But whether it’s San Diego, Los Angeles or the Moon, they are still the Chargers, as they failed to score again and fell to the Dolphins 19-17 in their home opener—losing yet another one possession game

Guess Gates needed 113 career TD grabs.

Source: Yahoo Sports

 
 
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