Tony Gonzalez: Wife October Gonzalez, Brother, Age, Parents, Ethnicity

Last updated on February 8th, 2019 at 04:30 am

The career story of Tony Gonzalez is one of hard labor, love, and offerings. His single mother had to juggle two jobs and make ends meet for the family along with her mother, he brought a positive change in his negative situation and, through the sacrifice of his old brother, Chris Gonzalez , Tony discovered his inner passion for football.

Anthony David Gonzalez popularly known as Tony Gonzalez is a former American football tight end. Tony González is 6th among NFL leaders receiving yards (15,127 yards).

Read the following article to find more details about Tony Gonzalez and his net value in 2019.

Wiki-facts

Date of Birth: Feb 27, 1976 (42 years old)
Profession American football player, Actor
Nationality United States of America
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight 243 lbs (110 kg)
Kids Three

Short Description

Tony Gonzalez is an NFL tight end and a former NFL legend. Playing the position of tight end, he is unbeaten fast end leader in touchdowns and yards between tight ends. He became a sports commentator and broadcaster after a long career in NFL.

He is also a popular actor for his hit movies like xXx: Xander Cage’s Return (2017), NCIS(2003) and A.I. Assault(2006). Tony married to October Gonzalez on 20 July 2007. The couple has two kids.

Wife – October Gonzalez

The American model, October Vega-Russell, married to Tony Gonzalez. They met in 2003 and began to date the same year before they mating in July 2007.

Although they still regard each other as married, their commitment is still not valid legal. Two children, one daughter, Malia Gonzalez, born 27 May 2008 and one son, River Gonzalez, born in June 2010, were born after their marriage.

Tony Gonzalez ‘s first child is Nikko who he had with entertainment reporter and media personality, Lauren Sánchez in 2002. He was a child from a previous relationship before he married his wife, October. Tony’s other well-known relationship is with the American actress and model Shannon Malone.

October Gonzalez is a model who is named after her birth month. She was born on 10 October 1980 in Los Angeles, California, United States, with the name October Calinda Vegas-Russell. Even though she is a model, she is more famous for being Tony Gonzalez ‘ wife of the former NFL star.

Early Life

Gonzalez was born in Torrance, California on 27 February 1976. Very little information is gain about Tony’s parents, especially his unknown father.

His mother is Judy Gonzalez, who raised him and his older brother Chris alone serving two jobs to support the family.

He attended Huntington Beach High School in Huntington Beach, California, where he concentrated on basketball and football.

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Ethnicity

The last name of Tony and the color of his skin caused most people to think he was pure Hispanic. However, the roots of his family are far broader.

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One of his grandmothers was white, while the other was Jamaican heralded. His mother’s dad is partly American Indian and African-American.

His other grandfather came from Cape Verde, which lies on the African coast among the Portuguese islands. When he went to the U.S. during immigration record, his last name, Goncals was Americanized into “Gonzalez.” Since then, it has been the family name.

Brother Chris

The main key factor responsible for Tony’s NFL record breaker was his elder brother, Chris Gonzalez. He drove Tony to take a sports love during his childhood and encouraged him to remain focused when Tony almost retreated.

Chris who himself was an excellent American footballer, sacrificed his career to uplift his brother, Tony. The documentary “Play It Forward, “published in 2015, by Andrea Blaugrund Nevins, is a biography of the lives of the brothers which shows Chris ‘ sacrifice, showing his devotion to his brother. It also shows the journey of Chris to become a firefighter and a paramedic.

Career

Gonzalez decided to be a student of communications at the University of California, Berkeley, in which he played football as well as basketball.

As an associate with the California Golden Bears football team, Gonzalez was a tight end playing under Steve Mariucci, the next NFL coach. It was later understood that Gonzalez agreed to forfeit during his last year of eligibility to announce for the NFL draft. In 1997, he was one of the leading tight ends and also was the top 15 selection amid his NFL Draft.

Furthermore, Gonzalez was handpicked to the 1997 draft of the NFL by the Kansas City Chief. He directed the chiefs to finish their best record in the American Football Conference during the continuation of his rookie season. Also, he remained impressive and received the initial selection of his Pro Bowl in 1999.

Tony Gonzalez Net worth

Tony González is a former American footballer with $25 million in net worth.

As of 2019, Tony Gonzalez net worth is $25 million.

Social Media Appearance

Tony is on social media like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. His Facebook account has more than 271k followers, his Twitter account has more than 266k followers, and his Instagram account has 148 k followers.

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