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Tony Gonzalez Looking Forward to Final Monday Night Game

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0  Updated at 8:00 am, December 21st, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Just two games remain in Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez’ NFL career.

Gonzalez and the Falcons will play the San Francisco 49ers on Monday night in the last game ever at Candlestick Park.

The 17-year veteran, decided to return this season because he was convinced the team had another run left in them, but that has not been the case with the team plagued by injuries.

“It’s great,” Gonzalez said this week.  “Obviously the circumstance of this being Candlestick’s last game, ‘Monday Night Football’, its special, looking forward to it.”

The 37-year-old Gonzalez has been with the Falcons since 2009 and has been one of the greatest receiving tight ends in NFL history.

“It’s never been about the numbers for me,” Gonzalez said.  “It’s never been about milestones, records, it’s not that it’s never been a big deal for me, it’s never been my focus.”

Gonzalez has 1,313 receptions for 15,008 yards, and 110 touchdowns in his career.

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