Rob Gronkowski Net Worth 2020, Biography, Career and Awards.
Rob Gronkowski Net Worth 2020 – Robert Gronkowski, also known by his nickname ‘Gronk’, is a well-known American football player who plays for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL).
Drafted by the Patriots during the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft, Gronkowski proved his worth the following year, after he set the single-season record for receiving yards by a tight end, with a total of 17 receiving touchdowns.
Rob Gronkowski Net Worth
Rob “Gronk” Gronkowski is an American football player who has a net worth of $45 million dollars. Gronkowski was drafted by the New England Patriots during sophomore year of college in 2010, and he stayed on the team until his retirement in 2018.
As a Patriot, he won three Super Bowls and set multiple records, including the record for most touchdown receptions by a tight end. He is a four-time All-Pro selection and has played in the Pro Bowl five times.
In 2012, Gronk signed with the Patriots for an additional six seasons. His extension deal, valued at $54 million, was the largest agreement ever made between a team and a tight end in NFL history at the time.
Robert Gronkowski was born on 14 May 1989 in New York. He is of Polish descent. He has four brothers, and interestingly all of them were involved in sports during college. One of them, Dan, was selected in the 2009 NFL Draft, after which he played for a period of five years.
He attended Williamsville Hills High School, and later Woodland Hills High School. He was quite active in a variety of sports including basketball and football.
His amazing athletic skills earned him a lot of popularity and appreciation, and he was mentioned by several journals and publications.
6 ft 6 in or 198 cm
120 kg or 264.5 lbs
- After his high school graduation, Robert Gronkowski chose to attend the University of Arizona, and started playing for the Arizona Wildcats. His performance as a freshman in 2007 was excellent, with 28 receptions for 525 yards and six touchdowns. He received honorable mentions from several publications.
- In the next season, he missed the first three games but later recorded 47 receptions for 672 yards, along with ten touchdowns. During the season, he was also named the John Mackey National Tight End of the Week twice. Despite being a brilliant player, he had to miss his junior season in 2009 due to a back injury.
- During the Patriots’ victorious match against Indianapolis Colts, he broke the NFL record for touchdowns scored in a single season by a tight end. He ended the season with 1,327 receiving yards, breaking all previous records, and with 18 total touchdowns.
- During his third season, he became the third tight end in the history of the NFL to complete three seasons with at least ten touchdown receptions. However, he suffered two injuries during the season, the first when he broke his left forearm during the eleventh week, and the second one was when he re-injured the same arm during the seventeenth week.
- In early 2013, he was diagnosed with an infection in his forearm for which he was initially placed on a course of antibiotics. Later, he went through surgery as well. By October 2013, he was ready to play again.
- He continued playing brilliantly for the Patriots. His performance in the 2014 season won him the ‘Comeback of the Year’ award at the ESPY awards.
- Gronkowski was ranked as the ninth best player of the ‘NFL Top 100 Players of 2016’. Though he had been playing brilliantly during the 2016 season, he suffered two severe injuries due to which he was on injured reserve for most of the season. Despite this, he finished the season with 25 receptions on 38 targets for 540 yards and three touchdowns.
Some of the important awards in Gronk’s career include the ‘NFL receiving touchdowns leader’ (2011) and ‘NFL Comeback of the Year’ (2014).
He is the first tight end to have completed three seasons with 10+ touchdowns and 1000+ receiving yards and also the first one to have achieved most offensive touchdowns in his first two seasons.