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New England Patriots legendary tight end, Rob Gronkowski, announced his retirement Sunday on Instagram.
Gronkowski is coming off a season where he put up 682 yards on 47 catches and had 3 touchdowns in the regular season, along with 13 receptions for 191 yards in the postseason en route to a Super Bowl victory.
“Gronk” played 9 seasons with the Patriots, and he did it all. Gronkowski was a fan-favorite player, known for his fun-loving personality, who also performed on the field, putting up monster numbers in his arguably hall-of-fame career. A 3 time Super Bowl champ, 5 time Pro Bowler, and 4 time first team All-Pro, Gronk finished his career with 7,861 yards on 521 receptions, and 79 touchdowns in 115 games.
At 6 foot 6, over 260 pounds, Gronk was a physical freak, and at his peak, he may have been the best tight end to ever step on a field. If it wasn’t for injuries, he may have even been the consensus best tight end ever.
Rob Gronkowski gave his all to the game of football and leaves at the top, a champion.
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