If this isn’t the most Rob Gronkowski thing ever, we don’t know what is.
The New England Patriots’ All-Pro tight end caught his second touchdown pass of the season Sunday in his team’s 27-16 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. It was more than just any other touchdown, though, as Gronk tied Stanley Morgan’s team record of 68 career scores. That means Gronkowski’s next touchdown will be a Patriots record — and also his favorite number: 69.
While the Patriots often are tight-lipped when it comes to personal achievement, Gronk clearly was aware of the numbers and downright giddy like a school boy thinking about them.
It’s not the first time Gronkowski has publicly had fun with the number 69, if you know what we mean — he once rocked a makeshift practice jersey with that very number on the back during a road trip to San Diego.
His 68th career touchdown was a big one, as it put the Patriots ahead 20-13 in the second half after Pittsburgh had pulled within one point. He now has 13 catches for 282 yards and two touchdowns this season.
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