Watch: The Final Catch Of Rob Gronkowski’s Career

Rob Gronkowski put an end to his professional football career. He spent nine years in New England, and announced his retirement on Sunday. Gronk has every right to become a Hall of Famer, and his final catch describes his career in short.

Gronk’s final catch came in Super Bowl LIII. He had a 29-yard reception with 7:43 left to play in the fourth quarter of the game. TB12 dropped back from 31-yard line on 2nd & 3 play to connect with his favorite tight end. Gronk beat the double-coverage and brought the team to score the only touchdown.

In his career, Gronk totaled 521 receptions for 7,861 yards and 79 touchdowns. In the playoffs, he added 81 receptions for 1,163 yards and 12 touchdowns. The tight end is a three-time Super Bowl champion, five-time Pro Bowler, four-time First-Team All-Pro and was the comeback player of the year.

“It all started at 20 years old on stage at the NFL draft when my dream came true, and now here I am about to turn 30 in a few months with a decision I feel is the biggest of my life so far. I will be retiring from the game of football today,” Gronk wrote in his retirement post on Instagram. “I am so grateful for the opportunity that Mr. Kraft and Coach Belichick gave to me when drafting my silliness in 2010. My life experiences over the last 9 years have been amazing both on and off the field. The people I have met, the relationships I have built, the championships I have been apart of, I just want to thank the whole New England Patriots organization for every opportunity I have been giving and learning the great values of life that I can apply to mine.

“Thank you to all of Pats Nation around the world for the incredible support since I have been apart of this 1st class organization. Thank you for everyone accepting who I am and the dedication I have put into my work to be the best player I could be. But now its time to move forward and move forward with a big smile knowing that the New England Patriots Organization, Pats Nation, and all my fans will be truly a big part of my heart for rest of my life. It was truly an incredible honor to play for such a great established organization and able to come in to continue and contribute to keep building success. To all my current and past teammates, thank you for making each team every year special to be apart of. I will truly miss you guys.

“Cheers to all who have been part of this journey, cheers to the past for the incredible memories, and a HUGE cheers to the uncertain of whats next.”

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