Robert James Gronkowski, nicknamed "Gronk", is an American football tight end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. He previously played nine seasons for the New England Patriots. He is a four-time Super Bowl champion, a five-time Pro Bowl selection, a four-time First Team All-Pro selection, and was selected in the NFL 2010s All-Decade Team and NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team. Gronkowski played college football at the University of Arizona, winning several awards, including being named a Sporting News and Rivals.com Freshman All-American. Despite only playing two collegiate seasons, his 18.8 yards per reception average and 1,197 receiving yards were a team record for his position. The Patriots drafted Gronkowski in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft with the 42nd pick, after missing his junior year due to back surgery.
|Date of birth||May 14, 1989|
|Place of birth||Amherst, New York|
|High school||Williamsville North High School, (Williamsville, New York), Woodland Hills, (Churchill, Pennsylvania)|
|NFL Draft||2010 / Round: 2/ Pick: 42|
As a member of the New England Patriots in 2011, "Gronk" set single-season records for touchdowns (17) and yards (1,327) by a tight end. With the Patriots, he won Super Bowls XLIX, LI, and LIII. In 2020, he signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and helped them win Super Bowl LV.
He spent his first three years of high school at Williamsville North High School in New York, where he played basketball and football before transferring to Woodland Hills High School in Pennsylvania.
He caught 16 touchdown passes in 22 games during his two years of college football at the University of Arizona. His NFL Draft status dropped after he missed his junior season. In 2010, the Patriots selected him in the second round.
On the Patriots, he became a favorite target of famous quarterback Tom Brady.
Gronkowski (horse) , a racehorse named after, and partly owned by, Rob Gronkowski.. Sportspeople from Erie County, New York. Gronkowski family. Sportspeople from the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. Arizona Wildcats football players. Unconferenced Pro Bowl players