Rob Gronkowski is one of the most popular and well-known NFL players of his time, probably only trailing teammate Tom Brady in that category. Even people who don’t like football or know much about it know his name and his signature spike.
Through his freshman and sophomore seasons, the soon-to-be star tight end recorded 75 receptions, 1,197 yards, and 16 touchdowns in 22 games. His 96 points in his two years made him 19th all-time in scoring for the Wildcats. His 1197 receiving yards also made him 33rd overall in that category. With the Patriots, he was the top receiver for the 2014 and 2015 seasons.
Not to mention, his plays were just works of art. The way he could just take a hit and keep going, his vision, and his overall skill made for several eye-catching plays and an unreal player. Gronkowski not only makes non-football fans know his name, but he also makes them fascinated with his athleticism.
No matter the storm Arizona Wildcat football fans have to weather, there is always the memory of Gronk succeeding. Fans can also tune into Patriots games to get a little pick-me-up.