Dan Gronkowski is a member of the Gronk Nation which is a popular name used to describe his athletic family. Like his family members he had a penchant for sports and was signed by the Detriot Lions in the 2009 NFL Draft but he no longer plays football.
This former American football player was born 21st January 1985 in Amherst, New York City with birthname Daniel Thomas Gronkowski. He was a student of Williamsville North High School and during his days there, he joined the football, baseball, basketball and ice hockey teams. For two years, he played starting quarterback and for a year, he played the position of a starting wide receiver on the pitch. In his sophomore year in 2001, he set a record in his school as the first player to record 539 receiving yards. He also set records in his senior year when he completed 122 out of 207 passes for 1,407 yards with 16 touchdowns and this landed him the title League Offensive Most Valuable Player.
During his university days at the University of Maryland, he had the opportunity to play his first matches in 2005 and was involved in 5 games in which he made 2 receptions for a range of 37 yards and a remarkable 25-yard touchdown reception. The next year, he was selected to play in the full season’s games which included 13 games in which he made 9 starts and recorded 2 receptions which ranged at 11 yards which earned him the George Boutselis Memorial Award. The talented player was featured in 11 games in 2007 which included 8 starts. It was also recorded that year that he caught 7 passes that had a range of 66 yards and he was said to have earned the team’s Lefty McIntosh Award which was an award for public service that year. Gronkowski’s final year in the university was also a successful one as he saw action in 13 games in which he started 12, caught 29 passes that had a range of 287 yards and 3 touchdowns. He also earned the title honorable mention All-ACC player in 2008.
After his university days, he launched his professional football career and was signed b Detroit Lions on June 25th, 2009 for a contract that was supposed to last for 3yrs but the next year, he was traded off to Denver Broncos on 4th September for their cornerback player Alphonso Smith. The player later signed with the New England Patriots on September 6th, 2011 but his stay here was really short as by November that year, he switched over to Cleveland Browns who signed him because one of their players – Alex Smith sustained an injury and was placed on reserve. He played for the Browns till August 2012 after which his contract was terminated then in January 2013, they re-signed him but by August that year he was released and it was the last team the player has been on till date.
Dan Gronkowski Wife And Kids
Gronkowski is a happily married man that took his heartthrob Brittany .M. Blujus to the altar on July 9th, 2011 but hey have not welcomed any kids yet as no details of such news have been made available.
Dan Gronkowski Family
Dan Gronkowski is one of the hefty sons of Gordon and Diane Gronkowski. He has four brothers all of which are athletes right from their college days and they are:
1.Gordie Gronkowski, Jr. who played baseball during his days at Jacksonville University.
2.Chris Gronkowski who played as a fullback at the University of Maryland but later switched over o Arizona. He is said to have played for the San Diego Chargers too.
3.Rob Gronkowski who is a player for the New England Patriots and a former college football player for Arizona.
4. Glenn Gronkowski who is a former player for the Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots.
What Is Dan Gronkowski’S Height?
As an athlete, Dan Gronkowski has an amazing body frame which is a product of hard training sessions and proper diet. Added to that is his gallant height of 6 ft 5 inches which gracefully carries his body weight of 255 pounds.
Quick Facts About Dan Gronkowski
Quick facts to know about this former football player include:
. He has a degree in Marketing asides from his sports achievements.
. His playing position in the field is as a tight end.
. The only year he did not play football in college was in 2004.