Now he has a new honour to add to his distinctive résumé: world-record holder.
The 10-year NFL veteran is now in the Guinness Book of World Records after successfully grabbing a pass dropped out of a helicopter flying 600 ft in the air, and he didn’t even require Tom Brady.
Gronkowski completed the feat at Arizona, his alma mater. He, Together with former New England Patriots teammate Tedy Bruschi, was on hand to function as an honorary coach for the Wildcats’ spring game on Saturday.
Gronkowski’s Friday appearance at the group’s practice was a surprise to the players. First-year head trainer Jedd Fisch introduced Gronkowski into the group, with the experienced tight end coming out in pads and shorts wearing exactly the same No. 48 he sported while playing for the Wildcats from 2007 to’09.
After successfully holding on to the next effort, and the scoreboard flashing”WORLD RECORD BROKEN!!!” Gronkowski did his signature”Gronk Spike” celebration at midfield of Arizona Stadium.
“Each time you step on the area, you’ve got to raise the bar to a different level, baby,” Gronkowski informed the group after making the catch. “And I simply raised that bar to this degree.”