Images from the Arizona vs. Oregon game held on Saturday, November 15, 2008 in Eugene, OR.
Arizona: 1L... The elder Gronkowski gives UA a nifty multi-dimensional threat in the backfield in 2009... A backfield blocking specialist at H-Back or motion back, Gronkowski quickly earned playing time and started seven games as the top at his position in 2008... Second-team All-Pac-10 Academic Football Team... Finished with eight receptions, but they went for 198 yards to lead the team at 24.8 yards per grab, most earning first downs... Two key receptions in bowl victory including a 24-yard touchdown catch and earlier grab for a first down on same drive... Touchdown catch at Oregon in his career-high outing (3-84)... Helped change complexion of motion-back position with the pass-catching ability, although his blocking ability remained a key to the playing time... Season-long 37-yard TD catch against Ducks... One catch for 14-yard TD against Idaho... Joined team after fall camp 2007 after a year at UA as a reserve baseball prospect... Played linebacker in his first UA season in '07...
Maryland: Redshirted as freshman fullback in 2005, moving up to challenge for depth chart status during spring 06 ball... Earned Iron Terp citation with the eighth-highest strength index on the team and tops among running backs...
High School: A three-year letterwinner at Williamsville North High School in Williamsville, N.Y. ... averaged 6.2 yards per carry his senior year while posting 453 receiving yards ... also made 82 tackles on defense, forcing four fumbles and recording a pair of defensive touchdowns ... an all-league and second team All-Western New York pick ... also lettered three years in baseball ... recruited by Penn, Buffalo and New Hampshire to name a few ... high school coach was Mike Mammolitti.
Personal: Academic major is accounting... Born December 26, 1986 in Buffalo, N.Y.... Son of Gordon and Diane Gronkowski ... Third of five brothers ... National Honor Society in high school ... father lettered three years as an offensive guard at Syracuse ... brother, Dan, plays at Maryland, brother Gordie Jr. played baseball at Jacksonville University and brother Rob is UA tight end.
Year G-GS Rec. Yards Avg. TD Lg
2008 13-8 8 198 24.8 3 37