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- Date of Birth:
- May 14, 1989
- 6' 6"
Rob Gronkowski (born Robert Paxton Gronkowski on May 14, 1989 in Amherst, New York) is an American professional football player. Rob grew up in Williamsville, New York, playing football for Williamsville North High School. He was named an All-Western New York first time and All-State second team player. He finished his high school career in suburban Pittsburgh. He was considered a hot property for college recruiters, and Rob entertained offers from Kentucky, Clemson, Louisville and Ohio State before deciding to attend the University of Arizona. While paying for the Arizona Wildcats, he recorded 28 receptions for 525 yards in his freshman year. By the end of his college career, he was named an Associated Press All American and an All-Pac-10 first team. The New England Patriots drafted Rob in the 2010 NFL draft. In his first professional game, Rob caught his first touchdown, tossed to him by Tom Brady. In a Week 10 victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Rob caught three touchdown passes, becoming the team’s first rookie in history (and the youngest NFL rookie) to accomplish the feat. Rob continued his success until the 2012 season. Rob broke his left forearm in Week 11. He returned after four weeks, but injured the arm again during that year’s playoffs. Rob returned to play in 2013 after multiple surgeries, but after injuring his knee and back, his season was over. He returned in 2014, helping the Patriots to victory in Super Bowl XLIX.
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Rob Gronkowski is best known as Tight End player for for American NFL team, the New England Patriots.
Rob is best known by his nickname, Gronk. He is the second youngest of five brothers. All of Rob’s brothers are active in sports. Rob was reportedly dating Camille Kostek, a former New England Patriots cheerleader, in 2015.