Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
#48 Rob Gronkowski
Position: Tight End
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 260
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Amherst, N.Y.
High School: North/Woodland Hills, Pa., HS
Experience: 1 Letter

Arizona: 2L... The best tight end in Arizona annals, and earning deserved acclaim as the best in the country, certainly a plausible claim with his brand of athletic big-man talent... Has the entire package of blocking skill, open-field power and speed, route-running and catching ability.... Gronkowski was a third-team AP All-American in 2008 and the first-team All-Pac-10 tight end... Arizona single-game, -season and career records holder for receptions, yards and touchdowns by a tight end... Probably more important in running game... Despite missing first three games of 2008, he finished with 47 receptions for 672 yards and team-high 10 scores - five of those in his first two games back... Twice he earned John Mackey National Tight End of the Week honors - once after career 12-143 game at Oregon that almost helped UA overcome huge deficit... Touchdown to catch ratio of 1:5... Has three career 100-yard games including the UO outing, a 4-115 contest vs. WSU in 2008 and a 5-109 outing vs. WSU in 2008... Three TDs against Washington in '08 are career best... 43-yard grab vs. WSU was season-long... 57-yard grab vs. Cougars as a freshman was his longest... He lived up to his billing and came through with Freshman All-America honors from The Sporting News and in 2007... Also earned TSN freshman All-Pac-10 and honorable mention All-Pac-10 from league coaches... Caught 28 passes for a team-best 18.8 yards per reception, for a then school tight-end record 525 yards... Had six touchdown catches... His 28 grabs are No. 3 in UA history for a tight end behind Mark Keel's 32 in 1980 and his own 47 in '08... Set successive yardage marks of 515 and the 672...

High School: Woodland Hills High School, Pittsburgh, Pa., 2007... SuperPrep All-America... PrepStar All-America... One of the top tight ends in the East... As a senior, Gronkowski earned first team Class 4-A Associated Press All-State honors... Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fabulous 22" team and first team All-Conference by the Gazette... Harrisburg Patriot-News "Platinum 33" team... Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "Terrific 25" team... Gronkowski caught eight passes for 152 yards and four touchdowns... Caught 36 passes for 648 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior, with 73 tackles and six sacks on defense... Earned first team All-Western New York and second team All-State honors... East meets West All-America game in Florida in early January 2007... Also a standout basketball player, averaging 21 points and 18 rebounds in 2006 as one of the top centers in western New York, and played at WHHS his senior year...

Personal: Academic major is pre-business... UA Student-Athlete of the Month honors for April 08... Grew up in Williamsville, N.Y., in suburban Buffalo area where he played his first three years at North High School, before moving to Pennsylvania for his senior year... Father, Gordon Gronkowski, owns a string of national fitness retail outlets including five in the Pittsburgh metro area... Date of birth: May 14, 1989...

Career Totals
Year	G-GS	Rec.	Yards	Avg.	TD	Long
2007	12-9	28	525	18.8	6	57
2008	10-9	47	672	14.3	10	43
Total	22-18	75	1197	15.9	16	57