Who is Rob Gronkowski and what is his net worth 2018? Rob Gronkowski has positioned himself to be a millionaire throughout his career. The NFL star has got fortune worth millions and continues to expand it. His extension deal with the New England Patriots was $54 million making it the most expensive deal ever with a team and tight end in the history of NFL.
Being an American football tight end, he has also endorsed various products and has further contributed to his wealth. He also owns many luxury cars. There has been an increase of 110% in the net worth of Gronkowski in the past 5 years.
Robert Gronkowski was born on May 14, 1989, and is nicknamed as Gronk. He is the second youngest son among five brothers and was raised in Williamsville, New York. He started playing football as a tight end when he was attending Williamsville North High School. When in school, he was named in All-Western first team and second team player for his record of 36 receptions for 648 yards and 7 touchdowns. He attended Woodland High School in Churchhill in 2006 when he moved to Pittsburg.
As a senior, he recorded 8 receptions for 152 yards and 4 touchdowns. For his performance, Gronkowski was credited with several names such as SuperPrep All-American, “Terrific 25” player, Fabulous 22, and PrepStar All-American. This feat led him to get recruited by Arizona, Clemson, Kentucky, Maryland, Louisville, Syracuse and Ohio State. When he completed high school, he attended the University of Arizona and was in the American Wildcats football for 2 years. There he logged 28 receptions for 525 yards and 6 touchdowns. Due to a back injury, he missed the junior season in 2009.
Rob’s all four brothers were players for different American sports club. He is a fun loving person and loves to attend parties and collecting exotic cars. He made a surprise appearance in WWE’s Wrestlemania 33, where he helped his good friend Mojo Rawley. He has also made a guest appearance in TV series Family Guy and American Violence. The 2015 movie Entourage saw him in a fictionalised version of himself.
Rob Gronkowski’s career started right from his school. However, his pro career started in July 2010 when he was signed with the New England Patriots. He became the first new comer in the history of New England Patriots to catch three touchdown passes. For his feat, the Madden NFL 12 started the Rob Gronkowski Award for those players who ended up with at least three touchdowns.
In 2011, he received 17 touchdowns making it the most by any player in the year. 2012 saw the extension of his contract with the club for an amount of $54 million. In the 11 games of 2012, he received 11 touchdowns and 790 receiving yards. In 2013, he underwent surgery to treat his forearm and was stated fit to play in October 2013. Post surgery, he made various appearances in the 2014 season and in 2016 he received 540 yards and 3 touchdowns. In this period, he made many records, and his career touchdown receptions went to 88.
Rob Gronkowski has been a very successful player and has won numerous awards. He was awarded the Best Comeback Player of the Year at the ESPY awards 2015. He also won the Ron Burton Community Service Award. In 2014, He was awarded the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the year, and NFL also honoured him with the comeback player of the year for his feat in 2014.
Rob Gronkowski Net Worth
Gronkowski has been earning in millions and his earning stands at $18 million. He also earns money from various endorsements. He was signed with Dunkin Donuts for 2 years in 2012. He also sponsored Bodyarmor SuperDrink. He also owns 6 luxury cars worth $3.8 million. In 2016, he launched the energy drink Gronk, and it will be distributed by Coca-Cola.
Gronkowski has been an inspiration to many young players. He is one of the youngest Patriots to have maximum touchdown receptions with 68 most touchdowns received. Standing at 6’6”, he is indeed one of the best tight end players in the world.