Meet your normal NFL tight ends. They're big. They're strong. Sometimes they're fast. Only rarely-very rarely-are they skilled at catching and running for extra yardage after the catch.
Now meet Antonio Gates, the most productive young tight end in the league. With agility, speed, power, excellent one-on-one moves, and the ability to catch and hang on to the ball, he is quickly becoming one of the best receivers in today's NFL. He is also challenging the records set by the very best players who played tight end in the past.
The funny thing is, when Antonio Gates entered the NFL he had not stepped on a football field in over five years-not since leaving high school. Basketball was his sport in college. The San Diego Chargers brought Antonio onto their team with little more than faith in his abilities and in his desire to succeed.
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