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The Top Ten Greatest NFL Tight Ends of all Time

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10.) Ozzie Newsome

  • Played for the Cleveland Browns from 1978 to 1990
  • Three Time Pro Bowl Selection (1981, 1984, 1985)
  • Two Time NFL First Team All Pro (1979, 1984)

9.) Charlie Sanders

  • Played for the Detroit Lions from 1969 to 1977
  • Seven Time Pro Bowl Selection (1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1975, 1976)
  • Three Time NFL First Team All Pro (1969, 1970, 1971)

8.) Antonio Gates

  • Played for the San Diego / Los Angeles Chargers from 2003 to 2018
  • Eight Time Pro Bowl Selection (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
  • Three Time NFL First Team All Pro (2004, 2005, 2006)

7.) Mike Ditka

  • Played for the Chicago Bears, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Dallas Cowboys
  • Super Bowl VI Champion
  • NFL Champion in 1963

6.) Jason Witten

  • Played for the Dallas Cowboys from 2003 to Present
  • Eleven Time Pro Bowl Selection (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017)
  • Walter Payton Man of the Year Award Winner in 2012

5.) Dave Casper

  • Played for the Oakland Raiders, the Houston Oilers, the Minnesota Vikings, and the Los Angeles Raiders
  • Super Bowl XI Champion
  • Five Time Pro Bowl Selection (1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980)

4.) Rob Gronkowski

  • Played for the New England Patriots from 2010 to 2018
  • Three Time Super Bowl Champion (XLIX, LI, LIII)
  • Four Time NFL First Team All Pro (2011, 2014, 2015, 2017)

3.) John Mackey

  • Played for the Baltimore Colts and the San Diego Chargers
  • Super Bowl V Champion
  • Five Time Pro Bowl Selection (1963, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968)

2.) Kellen Winslow

  • Played for the San Diego Chargers from 1979 to 1987
  • Five Time Pro Bowl Selection (1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1987)
  • Three Time NFL First Team All Pro (1980, 1981, 1982)

1.) Tony Gonzalez

  • Played for the Kansas City Chiefs and the Atlanta Falcons
  • Fourteen Time Pro Bowl Selection (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Six Time NFL First Team All Pro (1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2008, 2012)

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