The two-time Pro Bowl champion and tight end player Rob Gronkowski has been one of the best tight end players in the National Football League (NFL). Currently associated with the New England Patriots, Rob began his professional career in 2010. He was selected by the Patriots in the NFL draft of that year and has kept his good form over the years. Interestingly, Rob has been named to the Pro Bowl five times and he was voted the comeback player of the year in 2014. Read on as we take you through Rob Gronkowski’s bio and other interesting facts below.
Rob Gronkowski Bio
Robert James Gronkowski was born on the 14th day of May 1989 in Amherst City of New York, United States. He spent his childhood in Williamsville, New York where he completed his high school education. Rob finished from Williamsville North High School and while he was there, he participated in various sporting activities like basketball, track, and football. He recorded 73 tackles, seven touchdowns, and six sacks as a junior; this earned him a spot on the All-Western New York’s first team
During his senior year, Rob transferred to Woodland Hills High School where he completed his high school career. He had four touchdowns and eight receptions for 152 receiving yards as a senior. At the end of his high school career, Rob was named to the PrepSar All-American team and was listed among the 4A All-State team by Associated Press. Following his outstanding record, he was scouted by top universities including Ohio State, Arizona, Kentucky, and Maryland, among others.
For his college career, the tight end player chose the University of Arizona and turned down offers from other institutions. Joining the Wildcats, Rob played for two seasons under the guidance of Coach Mike Stoops. In his first season, he had six touchdowns and 28 receptions for 525 receiving yards. In the end, he got All-Pac-10 honorable mention as well as All-American freshman team call-ups from Rivals.com and Sporting News. The following year, Rob’s performance improved as he had ten touchdowns and 47 receptions for 672 receiving yards. In 2009, Rob had a back injury which caused him to sit out for the rest of the 2009 season while declaring for the 2010 NFL draft.
Professional Career Stats
During the NFL draft of 2010, Rob Gronkowski was chosen by the New England Patriots during the second round of the draft. He was the 42nd player to be selected overall. Joining the Patriots, Rob penned down a four-year rookie contract worth $4.4 million. He made a wonderful impact on the team during the preseason games and continued subsequently.
The player hauled a total of 10 touchdowns and 42 receptions for 546 receiving yards in the 2010 season. The following year, he recorded career-highs of 17 touchdowns and 90 receptions for 1,326 receiving yards for his team. At the end of the 2011 season, Rob was named to the All-Pro First Team and he also got his first Pro Bowl call-up after his top-notch performance. Since then, Rob has also been named to the Pro Bowl four more times in 2012, 2014, 2015, and 2017. Prior to the beginning of the 2012 season, Rob penned a six-year deal worth $54 million. Due to injuries, he recorded a low output at the end of the 2012 season and finished the season with a total of 11 touchdowns and 55 receptions for 790 receiving yards.
Alongside Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski led the Patriots to clinch victory at the Super Bowl XLIX in 2014 while receiving the comeback player of the year award for an excellent season. He also led the team to win the Super Bowl LI championship in 2017. There were speculations about the possible retirement of the tight end player after the 2017 season, however, Rob confirmed his return in 2018 and has been in top form since the inception of the season.
Net Worth and Salary
The tight end star has recorded tremendous success in his football career. His net worth is currently pegged at $15 million. He also earns up to $9 million annually in salaries and other endorsements. Notably, his $54 million deal with the Patriot in 2012 was the highest deal for a tight end player in the league.
Does Rob Gronkowski Have a Wife or Girlfriend?
The talented football player has won the heart of so many ladies with his masculine physique. Although he has been in a few relationships, Rob never took a trip down the aisle. He is currently in a relationship with an American model named Camille Kostek. Camilla was a former cheerleader for the Patriots. She was born and raised in Killingworth, Connecticut in the United States. Kostek is currently working as a sports illustrated swimsuit model.
The pair met each other a few years ago and after seeing the connection they shared, they decided to kick off their relationship. At first, they kept their relationship under the shades but later made it official in 2015. Since then, the duo has been enjoying there time together, they are always spotted together at events and public places. Although they have not tied the knot yet, the couple might have plans of doing that soonest.
His Height and Weight
The tight end is very tall, standing at a height of 6 feet 6 inches or 1.98m and weighs 268 pounds (122 kg). In addition to that, Rob has done a great job at the gym and his great physique is clear proof to this fact. He also has dark brown hair and blue eyes.