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9 superstar athletes who don't eat meat

By: Brian Merchant on March 5, 2013, 4:17 p.m.
Tight end Tony Gonzalez of the Atlanta Falcons celebrates after catching a 10-yard touchdown in Jan. 2013

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Tony Gonzalez

Recently retired superstar tight end for the Atlanta Falcons, Tony Gonzales isn't necessarily a strict vegetarian. He holds NFL records for most single season receptions and most touchdowns by a tight end, and most career receptions and reception yards by a tight end. And he did it during various experiments with veganism and cutting red meat out of his diet entirely. Though he eventually decided to eat chicken and fish, he still gets kudos here for giving veg a go.