Gronkowski’s Ohio State Visit
Rob Gronkowski rose through the ranks to become a nine-time Super Bowl champion and one of the greatest tight ends in NFL history, but prior to this he was once just another four-star high school football recruit. On Wednesday’s episode of Ryen Russillo Podcast he discussed his official visit to Clemson in December 2006.
Gronkowski’s visit marked an important turning point in his recruitment process. Before the visit, he had been considering Clemson, Ohio State, Syracuse and Arizona as potential destinations. Ultimately he made up his mind on Arizona where he spent two seasons catching numerous passes and setting numerous school records before back surgery derailed his junior season playback; nevertheless he came back roaring as Tom Brady’s primary receiving threat in the NFL.
After his visit, Gronkowski went on to an extraordinary 11-year NFL career that would include three Super Bowl victories with New England Patriots and one for Tampa Bay Buccaneers; five Pro Bowl selections; and holding the single-season receiving yards record among tight ends.
Gronkowski has had much success in the NFL, yet his off-field behavior has caused some questionable headlines. For example, in 2021 he was arrested on allegations of purchasing an underage woman a sex toy on TikTok.
Former Patriots and Buccaneers player Rob Gronkowski may have since retired, yet still manages to make waves on social media. Recently, TikTok trended with videos of him dancing along to Drake and Cardi B’s song, “Panda.” Although not as graceful or athletic, his dance does capture both his sense of humor and love of music.
Gronkowski also enjoys telling funny jokes, often posting photos of himself laughing or creating memes featuring his best jokes. Additionally, he often shares photos with his family including wife and daughter.
If you’re an OSU fan, there are numerous places to visit on campus, from visiting Brutus Buckeye to OSU-themed bars and restaurants such as Varsity Club – an ideal spot for pre- or post-game drinks in Columbus located at 278 W Lane Avenue; also featuring OSU memorabilia on display!