Dan Gronkowski life and biography

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Dan Gronkowski biography

Date of birth : 1985-01-21
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Williamsville, New York
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-11
Credited as : Football player NFL, tight end for the Broncos and former Lions, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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• A second-year tight end who appeared in two games with Detroit as a rookie in 2009.
• Caught 40 passes for 401 yards (10.0 avg.) with four touchdowns at Maryland.
• Lettered in football (4), baseball (4), basketball (3) and hockey (1) at Williamsville High
School in Williamsville, N.Y.
• Acquired via trade from Detroit in exchange for CB Alphonso Smith by the Broncos on Sept.
4, 2010.
• Selected by Detroit in the seventh round (255th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Released by Detroit 9/5/09; Signed to the practice squad by Detroit 9/7/09; Signed to active roster by Detroit 12/1/09; Released by Detroit 12/17/09; Signed to the practice squad by Detroit 12/19/09; Re-signed by Detroit 1/4/10; Traded from Detroit to Denver 9/4/10.

QUICKLY: Gronkowski is a second-year tight end who appeared in two games with Detroit as a rookie in 2009, catching one pass for four yards… Spent the first 12 and final three weeks of the 2009 season on the Lions’ practice squad… Acquired via trade by Denver on Sept. 4, 2010.

2010: Gronkowski was traded from Detroit to Denver in exchange for CB Alphonso Smith on Sept. 4, 2010. He recorded one catch for two yards in his Broncos debut at Jacksonvile (9/12) and added another 2-yard catch against Indianapolis (9/26).

2009: Gronkowski spent the first 12 weeks of the season on the Lions’ practice squad before being activated on Dec. 1... Caught one pass for four yards at Bal. (12/13)... Returned to Detroit’s practice squad for the final three weeks of the season.

COLLEGE:
Gronkowski played in 40 games (29 starts) and caught 40 passes for 401 yards (10.0 avg.) with four touchdowns at Maryland... Started 12 games as a senior, catching 29 passes for 287 yards (9.9 avg.) and three touchdowns, while posting 66 knockdowns and 11 touchdown-resulting blocks... Appeared in 11 games as a junior, registering 70 key blocks/knockdowns and 10 touchdown-resulting blocks... Started nine games as a sophomore... Played five games as a freshman, making two receptions for 37 yards.

PERSONAL:
Gronkowski lettered in football (4), baseball (4), basketball (3) and hockey (1) at Williamsville High School in Williamsville, N.Y.... Set a school single-season record with 539 receiving yards as a sophomore before switching to quarterback for his final two seasons... Completed 122 of 207 passes (58.9 pct.) for 1,407 yards and 16 touchdowns during his senior season, setting school records for completions, passing yardage and touchdowns... Earned league MVP honors in addition to recognition on the Western New York All Academic Team... Second-oldest of six sons to Diane and Gordon Gronkowski... Brother, Rob was a second-round selection by New England in the 2010 draft... Daniel Gronkowski was born Jan. 21, 1985 in Williamsville, N.Y.

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