Gronk Adds to His Legend By Setting A Guiness World Record

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  • Rob Gronkowski set a world record for the highest altitude catch of an American football at 600 feet.
  • Gronk was at his alma Mater, the University of Arizona, last weekend as one of the team’s honorary coaches for a Spring game.
  • The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have the second best odds to win Super Bowl LVI at +800.

Rob Gronkowski is not stranger to big accomplishments. On the field, he’s won four Super Bowl titles, has been named to the All-Pro First team four times, and is a five-time Pro Bowl selection. Outside the football field, Gronk has appeared in six different films and numerous TV shows. As a wrestling fan, he hosted Wrestlemania 36 last year and even became the WWE 24/7 champion. This past season, he returned from retirement to help Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers win Super Bowl LV.

Now, he can add the title of Guinness world record holder to his impressive resume.

World Record Catch

Last weekend, Gronk returned to his alma mater, the University of Arizona, ahead of his former team’s spring game last Saturday, to serve as honorary coach along with former New England Patriot linebacker Ted Bruschi. But before Gronk got to what he came to Tucson for, he set his sights on setting the Guiness world record for the highest altitude catch of an American football.

So last Friday, a helicopter flew 600 feet above the Arizona stadium to help Gronk attempt the world record catch. Wearing pads and his old no. 48 Wildcats jersey, Gronkowski fumbled his first two attempts before dramatically hauling the third throw, breaking the previous record of 563 feet set by actor Tyler Toney during a YouTube video series.

Of course it went down as the first 200-yard performance of Gronkowski’s legendary NFL career. It also marked his first catch since Super Bowl LV where he caught six passes for 67 yards with two touchdowns. The NFL season is still months away but Gronk is already in good shape.

Super Bowl LVI Odds

Gronkowski will have to make more of those catches to help the Tampa Bay Buccaneers repeat as Super Bowl champions. No team has won back to back NFL titles since the New England Patriots won in 2003 and 2004. While the odds look tough, the Bucs can console themselves with the fact that Tom Brady was the quarterback of that Patriots’ team

The best NFL betting sites have the Kansas City Chiefs as the early betting favorites to win Super Bowl LVI at +500. Kansas City recently completed the transformation of their offensive line by trading for Pro Bowl tackle Orlando Brown Jr. from the Baltimore Ravens. With better pass protection this season, Kansas City hopes to upend Tampa Bay if they meet again in the final game of the season.

Meanwhile, the Bucs have the second best odds to win Super Bowl LVI at +800 at BetMGM. With teams like the Chiefs upgrading their roster, the Bucs made sure to get the entire band back for another run at the Lombardi Trophy. The Bucs are the first team in the NFL’s salary cap era to return all 22 starters from the previous Super Bowl to the current season.

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Shane Acedera / Author

Shane grew up watching the Magic & Bird rivalry but ended up rooting for Detroit's Bad Boys team in the 1990s NBA. He loves to tell sports stories and has been writing about sports since high school. When Shane isn't busy jotting down his thoughts, he's just chillin' at home with his wife Rocelle and their two dogs named Horry and Fisher. He recently added a new family member, adopting a handsome retired K-9 named Ranger.