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.

But before Gronkowski became a beloved New England Patriot, he was a beloved Arizona Wildcat from 2007 to 2009, though he missed the 2009 season due to injury.

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.

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Team Manager and Content Creator at Armchair Arizona , The Armchair All-Americans, LLC
Hello from a Bay Area sports fan who was born and raised in Tucson in a Chicago sports household. I am currently majoring in journalism and minoring in physics at the University of Arizona so I can find more brain-wracking stats to explain sports. When I’m not worshiping UA sports I can be found at Tucson Roadrunners games or on my Twitter, @mirachelonice, tweeting about the San Jose Sharks, Golden State Warriors, or San Francisco Giants. Aside from sports I like to binge watch TED talks about space, string theory, and physics, and also Impractical Jokers. Some items on my bucket list are to visit AT&T Park, see Lauri Markkanen play in the NBA, and be able to eat anything hotter than mild at Buffalo Wild Wings.
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Team Manager and Content Creator at Armchair Arizona , The Armchair All-Americans, LLC
Hello from a Bay Area sports fan who was born and raised in Tucson in a Chicago sports household. I am currently majoring in journalism and minoring in physics at the University of Arizona so I can find more brain-wracking stats to explain sports. When I’m not worshiping UA sports I can be found at Tucson Roadrunners games or on my Twitter, @mirachelonice, tweeting about the San Jose Sharks, Golden State Warriors, or San Francisco Giants. Aside from sports I like to binge watch TED talks about space, string theory, and physics, and also Impractical Jokers. Some items on my bucket list are to visit AT&T Park, see Lauri Markkanen play in the NBA, and be able to eat anything hotter than mild at Buffalo Wild Wings.

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