1/17/12 7:15 AM
He is just Gronk. The guy with the hammering spike. And spike Rob Gronko
wski did in 2011 when he set an NFL record for touchdowns by a tight end with 18 and touchdown receptions by a tight end with 17.
The game ball used to catch the record-setting touchdown in Washington and now the game jersey worn that day are both on display at The Hall.
But that wasn't all. He also set an NFL record for single-season receiving yards by a tight end with 1,327 on 90 catches, good for 14.7 yards per reception.
Then Gronk added to his mystique in the Divisional round of the 2011 NFL Playoffs againt Denver when he caught three of Tom Brady's record-tying six touchdown passes to tie an NFL postseason record of his own in a 45-10 win.
Memorabilia from both Gronkowski's and Brady's record-setting playoff performance will soon be on display at The Hall.
He finished second on the team in scoring with 108 points behind kick Stephen Gostkowski (143). His 90 catches rank tied for seventh in team history behind Wes Welker, who has the top three, Troy Brown, who has the next two, and Ben Coates.
Coates holds the franchise record for receptions in a season with 96 in 1994.