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Joining the club: Gonzalez is 21st player with 11,000 receiving yards

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ATLANTA -- Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez is the 21st player in NFL history to reach 11,000 receiving yards in his career.

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Gonzalez, playing in his first game with Atlanta, reached the milestone Sunday with a 20-yard touchdown catch late in the third quarter of a 19-7 season-opening victory over the Miami Dolphins.

Gonzalez, a 10-time Pro Bowler with the Kansas City Chiefs, began the day with 10,940 receiving yards, a record for NFL tight ends. The touchdown catch was the 77th of his career, also a record for tight ends.

Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

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