49 Facts About Rob Gronkowski

1. New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski makes contested 34-yard touchdown look routine.

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2. In 2012, Rob Gronkowski signed a six-year, $54 million extension with New England.

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3. Rob Gronkowski lives off of his endorsement money and hasn't spent a dime of his NFL Contract.

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4. Rob Gronkowski is under a contract with all the New England Patriots worth 38 million.

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5. Rob Gronkowski was chosen by the New England Patriots in the 2nd round of the 2010 draft from the University of Arizona.

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6. Rob Gronkowski was born on May 14, 1989 in Amhearst, New York.

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7. Rob Gronkowski entered the 2010 NFL Draft, where he slipped to the 2nd round and was snatched up by Bill Belichick and the Patriots.

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8. Rob Gronkowski uses his endorsement earnings to meet his needs and settle his bills.

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9. Rob Gronkowski recorded 28 pass receptions, for 525 yard rushes and 6 touchdowns.

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10. Rob Gronkowski is a beast on the gridiron and party animal off it.

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11. Rob Gronkowski is one of three brothers who have played in the NFL.

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12. Rob Gronkowski was selected in the second round of the 2010 NFL draft.

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13. New England Patriots' Rob Gronkowski is arguably one of the best tight ends in the NFL.

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14. Rob Gronkowski showed improvement leading into the bye week, and the Patriots expect their star tight end to return to the field next week against the Jets.

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15. Rob Gronkowski declared himself "good to go" on Friday for Sunday's game against the Jets after missing three of the Patriots' past four games due to an injured back.

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16. Rob Gronkowski had a respectable 13.1 FanDuel fantasy points against the Jets on Sunday afternoon, catching 3-of-7 targets for 56 yards and a touchdown.

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17. Rob Gronkowski proves he still has a pulse with tough TD catch against Jets, his first since Week 1.

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18. Rob Gronkowski has not played in three of the past four games.

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19. New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski missed the last two games due to back and ankle injuries, but is playing on Sunday against the New York Jets.

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20. Rob Gronkowski is back for the Patriots and he is back in the end zone as well.

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21. Rob Gronkowski missed his first target on a 3rd-and-10 pass during the Patriots' first drive of the game.

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22. Rob Gronkowski has missed three of the Patriots' last four games, and the team's offense has missed him quite a bit.

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23. Rob Gronkowski says he "felt good" in his first game since Week 8 and adds that the Patriots' win vs the Jets was huge on the road.

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24. New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has an infectious personality that can uplift teammates, whether it's on the field or in the locker room.

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25. Rob Gronkowski is back to being himself, catching TDs and having fun.

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26. Rob Gronkowski impressed, catching three passes for 56 yards and his first touchdown since Week 1.

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27. Rob Gronkowski sat out three of the four games nursing a sore back and ankle.

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28. Rob Gronkowski is known for his fun-loving personality, with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady being quoted as saying "Gronk is a one-of-a-kind person, player and friend.

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29. In January 2018, Rob Gronkowski appeared in a Twitter video discouraging children and teens from eating Tide Pods as a part of a new internet challenge.

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30. In January 2015, Rob Gronkowski teamed up with opendorse to promote a Zynga mobile application called "NFL Showdown: Football Manager".

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31. In March 2012, Rob Gronkowski signed a two-year deal with Dunkin' Donuts to endorse their products and appear in radio and television spots.

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32. On December 19, 2017, Rob Gronkowski was named to his fifth Pro Bowl.

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33. Rob Gronkowski caught three consecutive passes for 69 yards on the Patriots' game-winning drive, and then caught the ensuing two-point conversion to put the Patriots up by 3.

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34. Rob Gronkowski was upset, claiming that White should have been flagged for a pass interference penalty.

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35. Rob Gronkowski injured his groin during a Week 2 victory over the New Orleans Saints, leaving the game early, but the injury did not result in missing any further games.

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36. Rob Gronkowski was on injured reserve when the Patriots won Super Bowl LI on February 5, 2017.

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37. Rob Gronkowski had the Patriots' final touchdown to put the Patriots within two points, but the resulting two-point conversion was unsuccessful.

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38. Rob Gronkowski was named to his third Pro Bowl and was the unanimous choice for tight end on the 2014 All-Pro Team, receiving all 50 votes.

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39. On June 8, 2012, Rob Gronkowski signed a six-year, $54 million contract extension, the largest ever for an NFL tight end.

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40. Rob Gronkowski was voted the starting tight end for the AFC at the 2012 Pro Bowl.

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41. Rob Gronkowski broke the NFL record for touchdowns scored in a single season by a tight end when he had the second three-touchdown game of his career in the Patriots' Week 13 victory against the Indianapolis Colts.

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42. Rob Gronkowski received one writer's vote for the Associated Press 2010 All-Pro Team.

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43. Rob Gronkowski finished fifth in fan balloting at tight end for the 2011 Pro Bowl, and fourth overall among rookies.

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44. In 2006, Rob Gronkowski moved to suburban Pittsburgh, where he attended Woodland Hills High School in Churchill as a senior.

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45. Rob Gronkowski looks like he's all systems go for Sunday night against the Packers.

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46. Rob Gronkowski returns to practice, expected to play Sunday vs Packers.

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47. New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski missed just one game last month after he was said to have tweaked his back during practice, but his status for Sunday night's game against the Green.

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48. Rob Gronkowski returns to New England Patriots practice after one-day absence.

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49. Rob Gronkowski is one of 13 players the Patriots list as questionable for Sunday night's game against the Packers, Mike Reiss of ESPN.

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