In the course of spending his first four years in the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons, Curtis Lofton got to work alongside future Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez for three of them. Lofton said he began eating, exercising and resting adequately while playing with Gonzalez from 2009 to 2011, and he considered the 14-time Pro Bowler who retired from the Falcons following last season a mentor.