MEET THE GRONKS
Gronks, the new family of football. This family of five boys has pushed themselves to become elite athletes while having the time of their lives. Four of the Gronkowski brothers have played football in the NFL, while the oldest brother Gordie played professional baseball. You have a better chance of winning the lottery twice than having four kids make it to the NFL. The Gronks work hard and push themselves to be the best on and off the field. The Brothers are now taking the next steps and using their talents in the business world and Hollywood with new businesses like their Gronk Nation clothing line, Ice Shaker brand and Gronk Fitness Products. The family has premiered together on shows such as Family Feud, Family Guy and Shark Tank. Brotherly love and dedication has made this family a true success!
Gordie Gronkowski Jr.
Gordie Gronkowski Jr. was born June 26, 1983 in Buffalo, New York. Gordie attended Williamsville North High School and lettered in Golf, Basketball and Baseball.
Gordie Jr. attended Jacksonville University, where he played baseball as an All-American freshman. He played first and third base. In 2002, he had 53 hits, 20 RBIs, and 6 home runs. In 2005, he had 54 hits, 28 RBIs, and 7 home runs. 2006 was a record year with 88 hits, 51 RBIs, and 10 home runs.
Gordie Jr. was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels, in 2006. He was signed by independent Southern Illinois (Frontier) in 2008. Gordie Jr. played in the minor leagues for a total of 6 years.
Currently, Gordie leads the Gronk Fitness brand expansion in Boston. He organizes and installs gyms of all sizes to spread the Gronkowski mission through carefully curating the perfect assortment of Gronk Fitness equipment. He may be the oldest Gronkowski, but he is definitely still a kid at heart. Gordie is the one that organizes most of the parties and always brings the energy.
Dan Gronkowski was born January 21, 1985 in Amherst, New York. He attended Williamsville North High School where he played football, baseball, basketball and ice hockey. In high school, he was a two-year starting quarterback and a one-year starting wide receiver. As a sophomore in 2001, he set a school record at the time with 539 receiving yards. During his senior year in 2003, he completed 122 of 207 passes for 1,407 yards and 16 touchdowns, all of which were also school records. He was named the league offensive Most Valuable Player.
Dan attended The University of Maryland and set his focus on football. In 2005, he saw action in 5 games and made 2 receptions for 37 yards, including a career-long 25-yard touchdown reception from Sam Hollenbach. In 2006, he played all 13 games, including 9 starts. He also received the George Boutselis Memorial Award for team’s highest GPA. In 2007, Dan played in 11 games including 8 starts and caught 7 passes for a total of 66 yards. He received the team’s C.P. “Lefty” McIntosh Award for public service. In 2008, he caught 29 passes for 287 yards and 3 touchdowns, including one matching his career-long 25-yard reception in 2005. He was named an honorable mention All-ACC player this year as well. He earned his degree in marketing and was pursuing an MBA when he was drafted to the NFL. He was also in the process to be nominated as a Rhode Scholar his final year at the University of Maryland.
Dan was drafted by the Detroit Lions in 2009. On June 25, 2009 he signed a three-year contract and was promoted to the active roster on December 1, 2009. He caught his first pass against the Baltimore Ravens on December 13. He was waived on December 17, and re-signed to Lions’ practice squad on December 20. After his practice squad contract expired, Gronkowski was signed to a future reserve contract on January 5, 2010. He was later traded to the Denver Broncos in September of 2010. Dan signed with the New England Patriots on September 6, 2011, where he played 2 games. Dan signed with the Cleveland Browns on December 23, 2011, where he remained until 2013.
Chris Gronkowski was born December 26, 1986 in Amherst, New York. He attended Williamsville North High School where he was a 3-year letterwinner, playing football and baseball. He averaged 6.2 yards per carry and recorded 453 receiving yards his senior year. He also forced 4 fumbles and recorded 82 tackles and 2 touchdowns on defense.
Chris was recruited to The University of Maryland as a fullback in 2005, where he had the 8th highest strength index on the team, which was the best among running backs. In 2007, he transferred to University of Arizona where he played linebacker. He went back to the starting fullback position in 2008 as a fourth year junior as he recorded 8 receptions for 198 yards and 3 touchdowns. He was also the Second Team All-Pac-10 Academic Football Team. In 2009, as a 5th year senior, he recorded 4 catches for 20 yards.
Chris Gronkowski signed with the Cowboys in 2010. On September 4, 2010, Gronkowski made it past the final cuts to join the 53 man roster. He made his first career start on September 19, 2010 against the Chicago Bears. Also, his first career touchdown catch came in the same game on a one yard pass from Tony Romo. He started 7 out of 14 games and finished the season with 17 rushing yards on 5 carries and 7 catches for 35 yards and a touchdown. On September 4, 2011 Gronkowski was picked up by the Indianapolis Colts. In May of 2012, Gronkowski was traded to the Denver Broncos. In April of the next year Chris signed with the San Diego Chargers. On August 31, 2013, he was waived with an injury settlement.
Chris and his wife Brittany now own an online engraving company, Everything Decorated. Everything Decorated specializes in personalized gifts for all occasions. Chris also is the creator and owner of Ice Shaker™, a kitchen grade stainless steel shaker bottle that does not absorb odor. Ice Shaker™ is vacuum insulated allowing it to hold ice for over 30 hours and does not build condensation on the bottle. Check out IceShaker.com to purchase.
Rob Gronkowski was born May 14, 1989 in Amherst, New York. He attended Williamsville North High School near Buffalo, New York for 3 years. He played football as a tight end and basketball as a center. He was named an All-Western New York first-team and All-State second-team player. In 2006, he moved to Pennsylvania and attended Woodland Hills High School as a senior. He was named a SuperPrep All-American, PrepStar All-American and Associated Press Class 4-A all-state.
Rob attended the University of Arizona. As a true freshman in 2007, his 18.8 yards per reception average was the best on the team and his receiving yards were a school record for a tight end at that time. He was named a Sporting News freshman All-American, Rivals.com freshman All-American, Sporting News freshman Pac-10 and All-Pac-10 honorable mention player.
Rob was drafted by the New England Patriots in the second round (42nd overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. He signed a 4-year contract on July 25, 2010. In a Week 10 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers, Rob caught 3 touchdown passes from Brady, becoming the first rookie in Patriots history, and the youngest rookie in NFL history to accomplish the feat. (In honor of the feat, Madden NFL 12 has a “Rob Gronkowski Award” for players who have a tight end catch three or more touchdowns in a single game.)
Rob broke the NFL record for touchdowns scored in a single season by a tight end when he had the second three-TD game of his career in the Patriots’ Week 13 victory against the Indianapolis Colts. After scoring two TDs on receptions from Tom Brady, Rob scored a third touchdown from 2 yards out. It was the first rushing attempt of his career, and his first rushing touchdown. It was also the first rushing touchdown by a tight end since Bo Scaife did it in 2006, and the first in Patriots history. At game’s end, Rob had sole possession of the touchdown scoring record, with 14, and shared the record for receiving touchdowns, 13, with Antonio Gates and Vernon Davis.
Rob ended the season with 1,327 receiving yards, breaking the previous NFL record for a tight end of 1,290 set by Kellen Winslow in 1980. He also finished with 18 total touchdowns, 17 receiving—both NFL records for tight ends. Rob’s 18 touchdowns were the second-highest total in the NFL, and equaled the output of the entire St. Louis Ram’s team. His 17 receiving touchdowns were the most of any NFL player in 2011, marking the first time in NFL history a tight end had sole possession of the league lead.
Rob was voted the starting tight end for the AFC at the 2012 Pro Bowl. One of eight Patriots players voted to the Pro Bowl, he finished fan voting with 936,886 votes. He was also voted the tight end for the AP All-Pro first team, receiving 44½ of the 50 votes.
LIFE AS A PRO
On June 8, 2012, Rob signed a 6-year, $54 million contract extension, the largest ever for an NFL tight end. During his fifth season, Rob was a major factor in the Patriots' 28-24 Super Bowl XLIX win over the Seattle Seahawks, recording 6 catches for 68 yards and a touchdown late in the second quarter. During his 2015 season, Rob was selected to the Pro Bowl and to the AP All-Pro first team for the fourth time in his career; he led all non-quarterbacks in fan voting for the Pro Bowl, and received 48 of 50 All-Pro votes at tight end. He was ranked as the 9th best player on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016. Despite Rob being on injured reserve, he was on the Patriots roster when they won Super Bowl LI over the Atlanta Falcons, earning Gronkowski his second Super Bowl ring.
Rob is known for his fun-loving personality, with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady being quoted as saying, "Gronk is a one of a kind person, player and friend. He is one of the most positive people I have ever been around and he loves to have fun. What you see is what you get and whether he is dancing, singing, laughing, or spiking, he is true to himself." Rob said that partying improves his playing abilities, noting, "You go out and get refreshed, and it just makes you want to go back out on that practice field and keep going hard."
Glenn Gronkowski was born March 25, 1993, in Buffalo, New York. He attended Williamsville North High School and during his career there, recorded 125 receptions for 2,076 yards and 23 touchdowns. As a senior, Glenn was named the Section VI Class AA North Co-Offensive Player of the Year.
Glenn attended Kansas State where he was named an All-Big 12 honorable mention selection and was a First team Academic All-Big 12 selection as well in 2013. Additionally, he was named First team Academic All-District 7 and First team Academic All-Big 12 in 2014. In 2015, Glenn was named Second team All-Big 12 by the Associated Press and First team Academic All-Big 12 and First team Academic All-District 7.
Glenn Gronkowski started on the opening day roster for the Buffalo Bills as the starting Fullback. Glenn was released before week 2 and went on to sign with New England Patriots practice squad. Glenn was a part of the Patriots 5th Super Bowl Ring in Houston, Texas and now has a brand new blinged-out Superbowl 51 ring with his name on it. In 2017, Glenn re-signed on a future contract with the New England Patriots. He was waived on September 2, 2017.