The NFL is getting another Gronkowski.
Kansas State fullback Glenn Gronkowski will forego his senior season with the Wildcats and declare for the 2016 NFL Draft, father Gordie Gronkowski told Sports Illustrated on Saturday. Glenn Gronkowski is the youngest of New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski’s four brothers.
Gronkowski finished his junior year with 45 yards on 11 carries, but he was more of a receiving threat with 76 yards on five catches. Gronkowski likely won’t be coveted in the draft, as teams aren’t exactly scrambling for fullbacks, but he could prove to be an asset elsewhere, such as in a special teams role.
If he’s drafted, Glenn Gronkowski will be the fourth Gronkowski to make an appearance in the NFL. Dan, the second-oldest brother, joined the league first in 2009 and was followed by the next brothers in line, Chris and Rob. Both Dan and Chris played for three seasons, while Rob is in his sixth year and his fourth Pro Bowl season with the Pats.
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Thumbnail photo via Kansas State Wildcats fullback Glenn Gronkowski runs for a touchdown during the first quarter against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Boone Pickens Stadium.