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Tony Gonzalez is leaving Fox Sports for acting career

Pro Football Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez is leaving his job at Fox Sports, sources confirmed to The Post’s Andrew Marchand.

Gonzalez will focus more on his acting career and will retake his position as an NFL analyst on Fox’s pregame show “Fox NFL Kickoff.” Other former players, such as Michael Vick, could take Gonzalez’s position, a source told Front Office Sports’ Michael McCarthy.

The 45-year-old first began his sports TV career with CBS Sports in 2014 before moving to Fox in 2017. In addition to being on the network’s “Fox NFL Kickoff”, he also participated in other pregame shows such as “Fox NFL Sunday” and “Fox NFL Sunday”. Thursday Night Football. “

Tony Gonzalez in 2017.
Tony Gonzalez in 2017.
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During his playing career, Gonzalez played himself in TV shows such as “Arliss” and “One Tree Hill”. After retiring in 2013, Gonzalez split screen time with Vin Diesel in the action flick “XXX: Return of Xander Cage.” He also starred in three episodes of “NCIS”.

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During his NFL career, Gonzalez played hard for both the Atlanta Falcons and the Kansas City Chiefs, and holds all-time NFL records in both yards and receptions for his position. Known for his longevity, the 17-year-old legend was named to the NFL’s 100th Anniversary All-Time Team in 2019. His franchise record for touchdowns, receiving yards and receptions with the Chiefs, which he played for 11 years, still stands.

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