He’ll soon be taking it a step farther as he joins the latest set of athletes to bare all for ESPN the Magazine’s “Body Issue.”
Gronkowski is among the athletes stripping down for the July 13 edition of the magazine, according to The Associated Press. The annual issue bills itself as a highlight of the human physique, showing athletes in their primes without annoying things like clothes or gear.
Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew, Knicks center Tyson Chandler, U.S. soccer star Abby Wambach, Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker, Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista and New York Rangers center Brad Richards are among the other big names joining Gronkowski.
Several Olympians will also appear, among them decathlete Ashton Eaton, gymnast Danell Leyva and sprinter Carmelita Jeter.
Gronkowski committed to his appearance in the magazine all the way back in fall 2011, according to the AP.