Former NFL football player Tony Gonzalez is a mix of Cape Verdean, Jamaican, American Indian, African-American and caucasian ancestry. The tight end grew up in the Huntington Beach, California, area where he excelled at baseball, football and basketball in high school.
Tony Gonzalez attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he played both basketball and football. The Kansas City Chiefs drafted him in 1997, and he played for them for 11 years until he signed with the Atlanta Falcons in 2009. Gonzalez retired after the 2013 season and took a job as a commentator for CBS Sports.
During his career, Gonzalez played in 14 Pro Bowls, which is the second most of any other NFL player; broke numerous records; and was named NFL Alumni Tight End of the Year twice.