What player’s status for the 2012 Super Bowl was questionable in January after he missed practice for the second day in a row due to an ankle injury?
Robert Paxton Gronkowski (born May 14, 1989), nicknamed “Gronk”, is an American football tight end for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Arizona, winning several awards, including being named a Sporting News and Rivals.com freshman All-American.
On June 8, 2012, Gronkowski signed a six-year, $54 million contract extension, the largest ever for an NFL tight end.He re-injured his left arm in the first quarter of the Patriots’ first playoff game, against the Houston Texans. He required another operation, and missed the remainder of the playoff.
Gronkowski 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.