Rob Gronkowski, as you probably know, has many talents off the football field.
And, well, you can (sort of) add field hockey to that list.
The New England Patriots tight end was at his old high school in Buffalo, N.Y., over the weekend, when he met Shannon Quinlan, a freshman field hockey player at Assumption College in Worcester, Mass. Quinlan, a big Gronk fan, asked to take a picture with her hometown hero, and he obliged.
Before leaving the field from his own workout, Gronkowski surprised Shannon by playing some field hockey with she and her sister, Sarah.
Shannon posted video of the scene Saturday morning. (Shannon’s father, Dan, shot the video.)
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Shannon hopes her chance encounter, which since has gone viral, can help grow and bring more attention to the game of field hockey.
As for Gronkowski, he, of course, isn’t participating in his team’s voluntary organized training activities this week. However, he and Tom Brady reportedly were working out at the TB12 Center near Gillette Stadium while their teammates were on the practice field.