What’s better and more antithetical to the NFL’s no-fun mantra than Rob Gronkowski? How about another Gronkowski?
The NFL could be a two-Gronk league next year.
Kansas State fullback Glenn Gronkowski, the youngest of the football-playing Gronkowski family, will skip his final year at Kansas State and declare for the NFL draft, he told Sports Illustrated after the Wildcats’ 45-23 loss to Arkansas in Saturday’s Liberty Bowl.
“I think it’s the right time,” Gronkowski said. “Time to move on.”
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Gronkowski started all 13 games this season, rushing for 45 yards and a TD. He also caught five passes for 76 yards and a score.
“I think I can be used at a lot of different positions,” he said. “I can play wherever a coach wants me to play and help out the best I can.”
Gronkowski split time this season with Winston Dimel, who had 347 total yards and scored eight touchdowns. Dimel figures to handle fullback duties by himself next season for the Wildcats.
In addition to Rob Gronkowski, two other siblings of Glenn played in the NFL. Both Dan and Chris, though, are retired.