Former NFL tight end and Hall of Famer, Tony Gonzalez, is finding himself in the spotlight once again, but this time it’s not just football enthusiasts seeking his autograph. Gonzalez recently shared on The Kelly Clarkson Show that he’s experiencing newfound recognition from an unexpected demographic—10-year-old girls—thanks to the popularity of Travis Kelce and his connection to global superstar Taylor Swift. Gonzalez, who had a stellar career with the Kansas City Chiefs and the Atlanta Falcons over 17 seasons, discussed the surprising encounters during his appearance on the show. Despite retiring from the league in 2013, Gonzalez revealed that even youngsters are now approaching him in public. Sharing a humorous incident, Gonzalez recounted a recent encounter at the airport where a 10-year-old girl recognized him. He expressed his amusement, saying, “I’m getting so popular that a 10-year-old girl comes up to me.” The young fan, however, wasn’t interested in Gonzalez’s football achievements but rather asked, “Do you know Travis Kelce?” Jokingly aggrieved, Gonzalez acknowledged the impact of Taylor Swift on broadening his audience, stating, “But I think it’s great that Taylor’s done this for the NFL; she’s brought a whole new audience.” Travis Kelce, the Chiefs’ current tight end, recently made headlines by breaking Gonzalez’s record for the most receiving yards in Chiefs’ history. He’s now just two touchdowns away from surpassing Gonzalez’s career touchdown mark as well. Gonzalez graciously congratulated Kelce when asked about the record during his interview on The Kelly Clarkson Show, describing Kelce as “such a good dude.” As Taylor Swift’s relationship with Kelce gains attention, there’s anticipation surrounding her attendance at the upcoming Chiefs vs. Green Bay Packers match on Sunday Night Football in Wisconsin. Swift, who has been busy with her 2023 Eras Tour in South America, is expected to support her beau at Lambeau Field after concluding her shows. The intersection of sports, music, and celebrity connections continues to capture the public’s fascination, creating unexpected moments for seasoned athletes like Tony Gonzalez, who find themselves recognized by a whole new generation.