Gronk Retires

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Brandon Barr, Sports Editor

After a 9-year NFL career and 3 Super Bowl Championships, Patriots Tight End and former University of Arizona star, Rob Gronkowski has decided to retire. He ends his career with 521 receptions for 7861 yards and 79 TD in 115 games played. Rob Gronkowski nicknamed “Gronk” was plagued by several injuries throughout his career and many thought he would end his career early on. However, he always bounced back after every injury and proved all the people that doubted him wrong.

Throughout his career, he continuously proved to be one of, if not the most, dangerous weapon at Tom Brady’s disposal. In big clutch situations Gronk always seemed to find the ball. He ended his career with a crucial catch at the 2-yard line that set up the only touchdown scored in Super Bowl LIII (53).

Rob Gronkowski is thought of as a first ballot Hall of Famer by many sportswriters. He is even in the discussion for being the greatest-of-all-time at this Tight End position. Rob Gronkowski was a Patriot fan’s best friend and every teams’ biggest nightmare. Gronk will forever live on as both a Patriots great and an all time great for a very long time.