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Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski has set a Guinness World Record with the help of a helicopter at the University of Arizona!

Rob Gronkowski may still be on cloud nine after coming out of retirement to join his mate Tom Brady at the Buccaneers, then going on to win himself another Super Bowl. He is no stranger to records. He holds the mark for most touchdowns by a tight end in a single season (17, 2011).┬áSo it’s no surprise the Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE set another record this weekend, one that won’t be forgotten by the Tucson community any time soon.

While at his alma mater, the University of Arizona, ahead of the football team’s spring game Saturday, Gronkowski launched himself into the Guinness Book of World Records by catching a pass dropped from a helicopter hovering 600ft in the air. Donning pads and his old No. 48 Wildcats jersey, Gronkowski fumbled two attempts before hauling in the third, giving the ball a well-earned Gronk Spike and being swarmed by the current Arizona roster.

“Every time you step on the field, you’ve got to raise that bar to another level, baby,” Gronkowski told the team. “And I just raised that bar to this level.” Gronk’s record-setting reception, which marks his first catch since he hauled in six balls for 67 yards and two TDs in Super Bowl LV, goes down as the first 200-yard performance of his storied career.

You can watch the world record catch here!

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  1. Paul Breen on 26th April 2021 at 7:47 pm

    Absolutely incredible, well done Gronk!

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