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Thursday, January 13, 2011
One ton of Tony Gonzalez

By Pat Yasinskas

If you’re wondering how Atlanta tight end Tony Gonzalez has held up so well through 14 NFL seasons and is still going strong at age 34, take a look at this Sports Science video.

It’s pretty fascinating to watch Gonzalez go through the drills, and it’s even more fascinating to hear what his numbers mean. He’s got just as much blocking power as San Francisco tight end Vernon Davis, who is younger and heavier, his hand-eye coordination is good enough that Gonzalez, theoretically, could hit a pitch faster than anything ever thrown in Major League Baseball and the poor dummy at the end of the video gets hit with the equivalent of one ton.