- Net worth: $54 000 000
- Weight: 268.0
Rob Gronkowski: biography
He is a professional football player who came into history as one of the most talented and brilliant athletes. During his prolific career, he played for the only one team making him the highest-paid footballer. Having considerable completion and high intellect, he displayed an aggressive game and created numerous records. That’s the reason why sports commentators and experts call him one of the most exceptional tight end in history.
Childhood and youth
He was born in New York as the second son of his parents. Among him, they also have got three more sons. Rob’s parents are of Polish descent. His father and grandfather were skilled athletes; that’s why he inherited their talent and experience. His father worked as a former football guard and later launched the company specialized in the high-end fitness equipment.
Besides, his grandad was an outstanding cycler representing the USA in the Olympic games. His grandad, Ignatius, scored five world records. It is not a big surprise that Rob went in for sport from an early age. He played basketball, hockey, and football. He made several records in junior and senior periods. His coaches mentioned him as a great kid who did on the field all that he wanted. In 2008 Rob’s parents divorced.
College football career
After graduation from school, he entered the university played for the university team. He was named the best player as he repeatedly made records as a tight end. He was included in the list of outstanding college players and got several prestigious awards.
Professional football career
The athlete established himself as a skilled receiver with high intellect and power. In 2010 his life changed as he became a pro football player. He played for the New England Patriots signing a four-year contract.
His rookie year was highly successful. Thus, in one he made two touchdowns; his total amount was ten touchdowns. In 2011 he continued to play the magnetic games and scored a record for touchdowns. The 2012 year is hard to name splendid. Rob broke the left forearm and had to miss games. After he managed to return to practice, he scored the other touchdown. But he re-injured his hand in the other game and had to undergo the other operation.
Health issues didn’t allow him to show the great game in the 2013 season too. In May 2013, he had the fourth injury on his forearm. In June, he returned to play but for a brief period as he was severely injured again and missed all the season.
The lucky went on his side in the 2014 season, when finally Rob managed to play regularly displaying well-known winner’s aggressive style. He was called the Pro Bowl and received several awards. Next season he continued playing brilliantly, though he had several severe injuries. But rumors about his retirement began spreading in 2018, though Rob announced that he would play in the season. But later in March 2019, he confirmed the stories about his departure. In his farewell speech, the player confessed that numerous injuries and pain influenced his mental health. He finished his career winning the other pro bowl cup.
Displaying brilliant games, the football player became a real legend. The experts gave him numerous accolades as an athlete who revolutionized the position of tight-end. The commentators praised his versatility and dexterity. People loved him for his talent and positive image. He received numerous accolades not only for his work on the field but also for his work with charitable foundations. His personality has become iconic, and his image was translated into numerous movies and TV shows. Thus, he appeared on the cover of the video sports games, his character featured on the Family Guy.
He proved to be brilliant both on the field and outside. He formed the charitable foundation supporting kids. The foundation provides grants and sports scholarships, launches sports programs. Besides, he encourages other foundations. He annually shaves his head to help kids with cancer. He makes an appearance to hospitals and schools to support children.
Even though the athlete prefers keeping his personal life under secret, it is known that he dated the model Camille Kostek. He is not married and hasn’t got kids. His teammates mentioned him as a friendly and kind person. His widely spread nickname is Gronk. His net worth is $54 million.
He is known as a personality with a positive attitude.
Achievements and awards
- Most seasons with 10+ touchdowns by a tight end: 5 (2010–12, 2014–15)
- Most yards per target average among tight ends: 9.9 (since 1992)
- 2011 NFL receiving touchdowns leader
- Most total touchdowns by a tight end, season: 18 (2011)
- 2014 NFL Comeback of the Year
- First tight end to have 3 seasons with 10+ touchdowns and 1,000+ receiving yards (2011, 2014–15)