Robert Gronkowski (born May 14, 1989), nicknamed "Gronk", is a tight end for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). Raised in Williamsville, New York, he played college football at Arizona, winning several awards such as being named The Sporting News freshman All-American, Rivals.com freshman All-American, The Sporting News freshman Pac-10, and being placed on the watchlist for the Lombardi Award.
He was drafted by the Patriots with the 42nd pick in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft. In 2011, Gronkowski set the single-season record for touchdowns by a tight end with 17 receiving touchdowns, as well as the single-season record for receiving yards by a tight end, with 1,327. That season, he became the first tight end in NFL history to lead the league in receiving touchdowns. In his first three seasons, he had 38 receiving touchdowns in 43 games; with no other tight end during that span having more than 25.
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