Rob Gronkowski NFL
Rob Gronkowski, an American tight end who is now retired, played 11 seasons in the National Football League. (NFL). Before playing his final two seasons for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, “Gronk” spent his first nine seasons with the New England Patriots.
Rob Gronkowski Early Life
On May 14, 1989, Gordon Gronkowski and Diane Walters gave birth to their son Rob Gronkowski. Before founding a high-end fitness equipment business, his father was a guard for Syracuse University’s varsity football squad. His four brothers and sisters, Gordie, Dan, Chris, and Glenn, were all collegiate athletes before moving on to play professionally. He joined Woodland Hills High School after the ineligibility ruling was overturned, where he racked up eight receptions for 152 yards and four touchdowns.
After finishing his secondary education at the University of Arizona as a pre-business major, Gronkowski played for the Arizona Wildcats football team from 2007 to 2009 under head coach Mike Stoops. As a rookie in 2007, he caught 28 passes for 525 yards and six touchdowns. Despite missing the first three games of the 2008 campaign, he completed the year with a team-best 47 receptions for 672 yards and ten touchdowns. He missed his junior year in 2009 because of back surgery, which negatively impacted his draft position.
Rob Gronkowski Career
Gronkowski was chosen by the New England Patriots with the 42nd overall pick in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft. His four-year deal was made on July 25, 2010. The deal was worth $4.4 million after the signing bonus of $1.76 million. He was chosen by one reporter for the 2010 Associated Press All-Pro Team. (writers only vote for one tight end). The NFL All-Rookie Team selected him for inclusion. He caught the first touchdown of the game, scoring it.He surpassed Jimmy Graham’s previous Saints NFL record of 1,310 yards set earlier that same day with 1,327 receiving yards at the conclusion of the season.
He signed a six-year, $54 million increase in June 2012, the biggest contract ever signed by an NFL tight end. His rookie contract’s 2012 and 2013 seasons were fully preserved by the deal, which also included a $8 million signing bonus. The Patriots and Gronkowski agreed to move the tight end to the Detroit Lions during the offseason, but Gronkowski turned down the deal. At the age of 29, nine seasons after joining the league, he announced his NFL retirement in March 2019. In April 2020, Gronkowski was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by the Patriots, who still held Gronkowski’s rights. In March 2021, Gronk re-signed with the Buccaneers on a one-year, $10 million deal. He once more announced his departure in June 2022. Gronk has been in a relationship with Camille Kostek since 2015. They are yet to tie the knot.
Rob Gronkowski Net Worth
Rob Gronkowski has a net worth of $45 million. His worth was established from his career earnings in the NFL and assets.