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5 insane off-field Rob Gronkowski moments 

Legendary tight end Rob Gronkowski
Legendary tight end Rob Gronkowski
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Adam Hulse

Rob Gronkowski has officially announced his retirement for the second time in his career. He will go down as one of the greatest tight ends of all time, winning four Super Bowl rings and being selected as a first-team All-Pro four times.

Other awards for the future Hall of Famer include NFL Comeback Player of the Year in 2014, five-time Pro Bowler and NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team. Along with that the tight end was selected to the NFL 2010’s All-Decade Team and was the receiving touchdown leader in the 2011 season.

He also holds a few NFL records. The first is the most receiving touchdowns in a season by a tight end with 17. He also leads tight ends with the most career touchdowns in the postseason with 15 and the most total touchdowns in a season with 18 at the position. His final record and most impressive is Gronkowski has 32 100 yard games leading all tight ends.

His career numbers are eye-opening for the tight end position. He finished his 11 year career with 621 receptions, 9,286 receiving yards and 92 receiving touchdowns.

While Gronkowski is clearly a future Hall of Famer, he may be even more of a legend off the football field than he is on it. His unique personality and incredible sense of humor provided the NFL world with endless entertainment.

Here are five of Gronkowski's most epic off-field moments.

#5 Gronk Spike at a Boston Bruins hockey game

Gronkowski attends a Boston Bruins game
Gronkowski attends a Boston Bruins game

The spike has been a common touchdown celebration for many years in the NFL. However, Rob Gronkowski took it to a new level and created his signature move, the Gronk Spike. He had many variations and used them after almost every touchdown.

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In addition to using the Gronk Spike to celebrate touchdowns, he often showed off his trademark moves at other public events. One event was a Boston Bruins hockey game. He spiked the puck on the ice and it ricocheted into the crowd. Fortunately for him, nobody was hurt and the ice also survived.

#4 "Yo Soy Fiesta"

New England Patriots Press Conference
New England Patriots Press Conference

Gronkowski was always an entertaining interviewee because his responses were extremely unpredictable. He provided funny lines over the years, but none were as hilarious as when he coined an accidental catchphrase during an interview with ESPN Deportes.

Nunca olvidaremos a “Yo soy fiesta”, ¿o no, @espnsutcliffe? 🥳🏈📹: @ESPNDeportes#MundoNFL https://t.co/ZGZLKOfL1U

In a reference to celebrating a victory, Gronkowski used the phrase, "Yo soy fiesta," which directly translates to, "I am party." This is a sentence that normally doesn't make any sense, but in relation to Rob Gronkowski, it fits perfectly.

#3 Party Rock with LMFAO

New England Patriots Parade in Boston
New England Patriots Parade in Boston

The New England Patriots were defeated by the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI in a disappointing end to their season. Rob Gronkowski injured his ankle during the game and was expected to take some time off to recover.

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But Gronkowski decided to handle the the loss and injury in a different way than most would. He attended a Super Bowl after party, where he joined famous musicians LMFAO on stage to dance and party in true Gronk style.

#2 Interruption at the White House

New England Patriots celebrate with President Barack Obama
New England Patriots celebrate with President Barack Obama

Following the New England Patriots' epic 28-3 comeback victory against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LII, the team made a traditional visit to the White House. Rob Gronkowski made the visit unique.

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Gronkowski wandered away from the rest of the team and found himself in the press room. Press secretary Sean Spicer was conducting a White House press briefing, and Gronkowski essentially interrupted him by asking him questions from the side of the stage.

#1 Using the Lombardi Trophy as a baseball bat

Rob Gronkowski lifts the Vince Lombardi Trophy
Rob Gronkowski lifts the Vince Lombardi Trophy

Following their Super Bowl LIII victory against the Los Angeles Rams, the New England Patriots were invited to a Boston Red Sox game. The team showed up at Fenway Park and their celebration on the baseball diamond was memorable, with Gronkowski taking it to a whole new level.

That time Gronk dented the Lombardi after using it to bunt 😂Happy birthday to a true legend 🙌 @RobGronkowski (via @Patriots) https://t.co/PWFtYFypLa

Rob Gronkowski inexplicably decided to use the Vince Lombardi Trophy as a baseball bat. He took a pitch, which he bunted at, and left a large dent in the side of the trophy.

Edited by James Meyers
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