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Antonio Gates

Antonio Gates (born June 18, 1980) is an American football tight end for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. He was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2003 after playing college basketball at Kent State University. He attended college at Kent State University his junior and senior years after brief stints at Michigan State University and Eastern Michigan University. He starred at Central High School (Detroit, Michigan) playing both Basketball and Football. After his senior season of high school basketball, Gates was named runner-up for the Mr. Basketball of Michigan award to Dane Fife. Originally, Gates enrolled at Michigan State University wanting play football under then-coach Nick Saban as well as basketball under coach Tom Izzo but upon enrolling Saban wanted him to play only football. Gates then chose to pursue playing basketball by transferring to Eastern Michigan University to play basketball.

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Antonio Gates: I'm Coming Back For Team ... Not For TD Record (VIDEO)

Antonio Gates
I'm Coming Back For The Team ... Not For The Record

Antonio Gates needs just 1 TD to break Tony Gonzalez's all-time record -- but that's NOT why he's coming back next year ... telling TMZ Sports the Chargers can be "special" in 2017. Gates tied TG… READ MORE >

Tony Gonzalez -- I'm Cool With Gates Breaking My Record ... And So Is My Hot Wife (VIDEO)

Tony Gonzalez
I'm Cool With Gates Breaking My Record ... And So Is My Hot Wife

Not only is Tony Gonzalez okay with Antonio Gates taking over his all-time tight end touchdown record ... his ridiculously beautiful wife is too ... both giving a thumbs-up to Gates to take a… READ MORE >

- 52 days ago
Antonio Gates -- Philip Rivers Is SOOOOO Rich ... He Doesn't Need Gifts From Me! (VIDEO)

Antonio Gates
Philip Rivers Is SOOOOO Rich ... Doesn't Need Gifts From Me!

Antonio Gates is 3 TOUCHDOWNS AWAY from breaking Tony Gonzalez's career TD record for a tight end. So, we had to ask ... are you getting Philip Rivers a gift when you take the crown?! The short… READ MORE >

- 54 days ago
Antonio Gates On Josh Brown -- Distraction's Gotta Go ... Best for the Team (VIDEO)

Antonio Gates on Josh Brown:
Distraction's Gotta Go ... Best for the Team

It's obvious Antonio Gates supports the NY Giants decision to fire Josh Brown -- telling TMZ Sports any player who becomes a distraction has gotta go ... period. The Chargers superstar's real… READ MORE >

- 90 days ago
NFL's Antonio Gates -- START ME IN FANTASY ... Every. Single. Week. (VIDEO)

NFL's Antonio Gates
START ME IN FANTASY ... Every. Single. Week.

Don't EVER question Antonio Gates in your fantasy football lineup -- START HIM ... so says the tight end himself.  We got the Chargers legend out in L.A. Tuesday and he scoffed at the idea… READ MORE >

- 131 days ago
Antonio Gates -- Blah, Blah, Blah ... LOOK AT MY FREAKIN' CAR (VIDEO)

Antonio Gates
Blah, Blah, Blah LOOK AT MY FREAKIN' CAR

We got NFL star Antonio Gates out in Los Angeles and asked him two of the most relevant sports questions of the day and he answered ... with a quarter million dollars worth of car. Antonio was… READ MORE >

- 227 days ago
NFL's Antonio Gates -- Warns College Bball Star ... NFL Is A Different World (VIDEO)

NFL's Antonio Gates
Warns College Bball Star ... NFL Is A Different World

Here's the REAL Antonio Gates dishing out some advice to the guy being hailed as the NEXT Antonio Gates ... giving Baylor hoops star Rico Gathers some advice on how to make it as a tight end in… READ MORE >

- 273 days ago
NFL Star Antonio Gates -- Shoots TV Show Cameo ... On Day Off

NFL Star Antonio Gates
Shoots TV Show Cameo ... On Day Off

ANTONIO GATES IS BACK!!!Not just because he's having one of the best seasons of his career, but he's also returning to "The League" ... and TMZ Sports has the footage.The San Diego Chargers tight… READ MORE >

- 817 days ago
NFL Star Antonio Gates -- I'm Ready to LEGALLY Be a Daddy

NFL Star Antonio Gates
I'm Ready to LEGALLY Be a Daddy

San Diego Chargers All-Pro tight end Antonio Gates is ready to officially become the father of his 9-year-old and he's filed paternity papers in Georgia to do just that.According to the docs,… READ MORE >

- 1815 days ago
NFL Superstar Antonio Gates -- The WEDDING PICS

NFL Superstar Antonio Gates
The WEDDING PICS

San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates had one hell of a productive off-season -- the future Hall-of-Famer just got married to his longtime girlfriend ... and TMZ has the pics. Gates -- who… READ MORE >

- 2014 days ago

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