Five Little Known Facts About Patriots Star Rob Gronkowski

Rob Gronkowski is without a doubt one of the best tight ends, not only currently, but to ever have played in the NFL. He is a vital part of the New England Patriots offense. Here are some fun facts about this great tight end and impactful player.

Looking Down At All The Rest

2008 saw the University of Arizona’s Rob Gronkowski lead the entire Pac-10 in receiving touchdowns with a total of 10.


When the New England Patriots picked Rob Gronkowski with the 42nd overall pick of the 2010 NFL Draft, it made him the fourth highest picked tight end the team had ever selected. The three taken higher than him were Ben Watson with the 32nd overall pick in 2004, Daniel Graham with the 21st overall pick in 2002, and Russ Francis with the 16th overall pick in 1975.

The First 45

The first 45 TD receptions Rob Gronkowski had in the NFL all came on passes from Tom Brady. The 46th, his first from a different quarterback, was thrown to him by Jimmy Garoppolo.

The First 100 Yarder

The first 100 yard receiving game Rob Gronkowski had in the NFL came in the last game of his rookie year, a win over the Dolphins, when he caught six passes for 102 yards and one touchdown.

What’s In A Number?

Rob Gronkowski wears jersey number 87 for the New England Patriots. Other players who have worn that jersey number for the team over the years include Reche Caldwell, Ben Coates, Lin Dawson, Bert Emanuel, David Givens, and Ike Lassiter.

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